Crispy Sesame Ginger Tofu

Crispy Sesame Ginger Tofu

I tend to get mixed responses from people when I mention the word tofu.  I’ve found that people either really like it, or they think it’s gross and won’t even try it.  Personally, I enjoy tofu.  It’s low in calories and saturated fat, and is one of the healthiest choices for a protein when you want an alternative to meat.  And because there are so many different ways to prepare it, you can experiment with different textures and flavors until you find the combination you like.

This crispy, oven broiled version, infuses the tofu with miso, sesame oil, fresh garlic and ginger, giving it a rich, tangy, authentic Asian flavor.

Break out the chopsticks, steam up some veggies and you’ll have a delicious, healthy dinner!

1 container extra firm tofu
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/3 cup miso
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more for serving (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons sesame oil

1) Pre-heat oven to broil.

2) Combine all of the ingredients, except the tofu, in a bowl. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until smooth.

3) Cut tofu into 1/2 inch thick pieces and brush the miso mixture on the surface of the tofu until coated with a thin layer.

4) Lay the tofu on a foil lined baking sheet, miso glazed side up and broil it in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and slightly crisp.

5) Remove the pan from oven, turn the tofu over and brush another layer of miso mixture over the entire surface.

6) Return the pan to the oven and broil another 8-10 minutes until browned and crisp.

7) To serve, place the tofu onto a plate and drizzle some soy sauce and some of the remaining miso mixture on top.

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