Crispy Teriyaki Tofu

Crispy teriyaki tofu

Ingredients

CRISPY TOFU

Pack of firm tofu (to be cut into 1 inch pieces)

1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oil of choice

1 tablespoon cornstarch and ¼ teaspoon white or black pepper

TERIYAKI SAUCE

¼ cup water and ⅓ cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 garlic clove diced

2 tablespoons cold water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch

 

Method

* Preheat the oven to 200°C

* Place the tofu into a medium bowl and add the soy sauce, oil, cornstarch and pepper. Toss to coat the tofu.

* Arrange the tofu pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.

* Bake for about 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until browned and crispy.

* While the tofu bakes, prepare the sauce. Stir ¼ cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sherry, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger together in small saucepan.

* Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the sauce to a simmer.

* Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, until reduced by about ⅓.

* Stir the cold water and cornstarch together in a small bowl or cup. Stir the mixture into the sauce and allow it to simmer for about 1 minute more, until it thickens up a bit.

* Remove the pot from the heat.

* When the tofu is cooked, add it to the pot and stir to coat the tofu with sauce.

Serve with rice, steamed vegetables and sprinkle with sesame seeds

Serves 2