Friday, September 15, 2023

Korean Glazed Tofu Delight: A Simple and Flavorful Plant-Based Recipe

Tofu has always been a versatile canvas for flavor, and recently, I stumbled upon a recipe that elevated it to new heights of deliciousness: Korean Glazed Tofu. With just a few key ingredients and a little creativity, I was able to create a mouthwatering dish that's now a staple in my kitchen.

@iamkimrodz Delicious Korean Glazed Tofu! A plant-based protein powerhouse that's not just easy to cook but also incredibly tasty. Perfect for a quick and satisfying meal! #PlantBased #TofuLove 😋 🌱 Korean Glazed Tofu Ingredients: 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 tbsp water 1 tbsp gochujang 1 block firm tofu To garnish: Sesame seeds and spring onions #FoodiePH #manilafoodie #tofurecipes #koreanglazedtofu #homecooking #easyrecipes #plantbasedmeal #healthyrecipe #whatsforlunch #fyp #foryoupage #longervideos #recipesoftiktok #momsoftiktok ♬ original sound - Kim Rodriguez | Foodie Mom PH


Korean Glazed Tofu Ingredients:

1 block of firm tofu

3 tablespoon cooking oil (for frying)

1 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon Gochujang (Korean red chili paste)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

2 spring onions, finely chopped


1. Prepping the Tofu:

Begin by pressing the tofu. This helps remove excess water and allows the tofu to absorb the flavors better. Place the tofu block between paper towels and put a weight on top. Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes.

2. Frying the Tofu:

Once the tofu is adequately pressed, cut it into bite-sized cubes. Heat a pan with cooking oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the tofu cubes. Fry them until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides. This typically takes about 5-7 minutes. Remove the tofu from the pan and set it aside.

3. Making the Glaze:

In a bowl, mix together the sugar, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Gochujang, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and chopped spring onions. This is where the magic happens, as these ingredients combine to create a sweet, savory, and slightly spicy glaze that will coat the tofu perfectly.

4. Glazing the Tofu:

In the same pan you used to fry the tofu, pour in the sauce mixture. Heat it over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Return the fried tofu to the pan, gently tossing the cubes in the glaze to ensure they are evenly coated.

5. Serving:

Once the tofu is nicely glazed and heated through, it's ready to serve. I love garnishing it with a few extra sesame seeds and some chopped spring onions for a burst of freshness. I also put it on top of brown rice with vegetables on the side for more health benefits.

Why I Love This Recipe:

This Korean Glazed Tofu recipe has become one of my favorites for several reasons:

Simplicity: With just a handful of ingredients, it's incredibly easy and quick to make.

Flavor Explosion: The combination of sweet, savory, and spicy in the glaze is a taste sensation.

Versatility: You can enjoy this tofu as a side dish, in a rice bowl, or even in a wrap or sandwich.

Whether you're a tofu enthusiast or just looking for a delicious and satisfying meatless meal, give this Korean Glazed Tofu recipe a try. It's proof that a few simple ingredients and a bit of creativity can lead to culinary perfection.

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