Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spicy Ginger Miso Tofu

Spicy Ginger Miso Tofu
  • 1 block tofu diced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot
  • 1 cup Sweet Ginger Chili sauce by Ginger People
  • 1/2 cup miso paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tbs. sesame seeds
  • enough oil to fry tofu
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl mix flour, arrowroot, and a pinch of salt. Toss tofu with flour mixture being careful not to break up tofu. Let sit for 5 minutes and give it another toss. Add oil to frying pan and carefully place tofu in the pan. Once tofu is golden brown remove from pan and place on oven sheet pan. Bake tofu for 20 minutes or until crispy. In large bowl mix sauce, scallion, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper. Remove tofu from oven and drain excess oil. Toss with sauce mixture. I like to eat this tofu with basmati rice and steamed broccoli. Put enough oil to fry tofu without submerging. There's so many way to make this dish. Try teriyaki, general Tso, vindaloo curry or your favorite tomato sauce.

10 comments:

Kevin said...

That tofu looks really tasty. I like that Sweet Ginger Chili sauce. I will have to look for it.

Linda said...

looks delicious! i never seem to be able to prepare tofu well enough. i'll have to try this recipe.

Pixie said...

Everything looks so wonderfully, fresh and healthy. I'm sure to visit again.

I hope the cauliflower stew worked out for you, it's been a while since I made it and looking at it now, I wonder if I included enough water for the recipe. Do let me know how it turned out, and I'll have to make it again for myself to double check!

Zen Chef said...

This looks really good! I love tofu prepared that way.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this!
Jen

Erica said...

i'm pretty sure this is called Erica's Spicy Fusion Tofu
and it is terrific.

LisaRene said...

Everything looks so delicious I couldn't decide what to comment on! Tofu is a favorite of mine and this sounds so very tasty. Glad I found your blog!

Iain said...

I started making this and realized I don't know what to do with the miso paste! Is it mixed directly with the chili sauce, or should I soften it with hot water first?

Thanks

Chef Erik said...

Mix the miso with sweet giger chili sauce. Don't add water, you want the sauce to be thick. Let me know how it works out for you.

Iain said...

This turned out great. I improvised a little with fresh ginger and a garlic chili sauce. The sauce I used was very hot, so it turned in to one of those dishes that hurts to eat but you can't stop eating because it tastes so good!

I will definitely cook tofu this way (i.e. fry, then bake) more often-- the texture was excellent.