Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger Sesame Sauce

I love Food & Wine magazine. . not only for the wine suggestions/pairings with food but also the great, delicious recipes! I subscribe to their daily emails with recipes and wanted to share this one; especially since my kitchen is going to be a un-useable disaster zone while we pack and move over the next couple of weeks. And then I will be in temporary housing in Seattle for a week. . so please enjoy this recipe in the meantime. . one of my favorites!


Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger Sesame Sauce
Recipe type: Main or Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean

  • 2½ tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Korean red pepper flakes or 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • One 14-ounce container of firm tofu
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • Steamed white (or brown) rice, for serving

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the sugar, red pepper, garlic, sesame oil, ginger and sesame seeds.
  2. Slice the tofu crosswise into 8 thin slabs. Dry the tofu with paper towels, pressing until no moisture remains.
  3. In a large skillet, heat ¼ inch of oil until shimmering. Add the tofu and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Spoon the sauce over the fried tofu and sprinkle with the scallions. Serve with steamed white or brown rice.


From Food & Wine Magazine

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3 Responses to "Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger Sesame Sauce"

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  1. Sandra (Peng Photography)

    January 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    yum – this is one of my staple korean dishes. great with kimchi and keem.

  2. createwholehealth

    August 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I want to try this recipe! It looks so simple and delicious

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