Here’s a quick and easy weeknight treat! I do not own a wok and still refuse to buy one. However, I have learned to make do–by creating my Asian-style meal as components and bringing them together in one perfectly cooked meal.
Sesame Grilled Tofu
recipe courtesy “Isa Does It’ by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
1 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, pressed and sliced into 8 planks
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
3 tbsp. low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
Press tofu slices into marinade and flip over to cover all surface area. Marinate while grill heats.
With a tabletop grill on the SEAR setting, grill marinated tofu for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
recipe adapted from Veg News magazine
2-3 cups assorted vegetables cut into bite-sized pieces or matchsticks (peppers, carrots, celery, mushrooms)
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
1 tbsp. dry sherry (or mirin)
1 tbsp. Chinese black vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
1 tbsp. water
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tsp. natural sugar
1 tsp. chile-garlic sauce, to taste
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 tsp. cornstarch
*If you have a micro-wave steamer, steam vegetables about about 3 minutes, until crisp-tender and set aside. Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients except cornstarch in a skillet and simmer for about 5 minutes. Combine cornstarch with water to make a slurry and whisk gently into sauce until thick. Add vegetables and grilled tofu, cut into small triangles. Simmer until heated through.
*If you don’t have a micro-steamer, go ahead and stir-fry vegetables in a skillet or wok until crisp-tender then follow sauce instructions.
This looks amazing! Any Asian recipes (recent or otherwise) you would like to add to my Pinterest party this week would be most welcome! I’ll feature my favorites on Thursday. If you are interested in sharing, start here: http://swirlsandspice.com/2014/01/27/lunar-new-year-recipe-pinterest-party/
It is so lovely, put in my to-do-list, thanks! 🙂
No Wok! I love mine, it is the most used pot in the kitchen 🙂
Babewynie lip-smackin’ here. Brilliant photos.
MMMM,…what a tasty tofu veggie dish! I love it too!
It is so lovely, put in my to-do-list, thanks!
Its so colourful .This is so good.
Thank you, Anuradha!
Love tofu. And absolutely love Chinese stir-fries as such. This looks so good 🙂
Thanks for the lovely comment! It took me some time to figure out how to best prepare tofu, but now I feel I’ve got it down, thanks to other chefs who have shown me the way!
Thanks for stopping by, Izzie!
You’re welcome, I really like your site!
I nominated you for a Liebster award! https://thefriendlyepicurean.com/2016/09/10/liebster-award/
Wow! I am honored. Thank you so much!!
It looks yummy… Great share and such a vibrant looking dish 👌🏻
Thanks so much, Rateka!
This looks so delicious Melanie!
This looks so good!
Thanks! I hope you try the recipe 🙂
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