#Meatless Monday: Warm tofu with spicy soy sauce

31 Dec

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In the midst of all the turkey and ham and casseroles I eat during the holiday season, this dish is a pleasant change of pace.  My boyfriend and I ate this dish alongside salted and lime-juiced edamame.  Have you tried that?  A good friend introduced me to jazzing up your steamed edamame with sea salt and lime and hello.  Flavor to the max.  I think this would be a fun dish to serve as an appetizer when having friends over for dinner.  It really is so simple and don’t let the boring-sounding title stop you from preparing this dish.  A warm block of tofu with spiced soy sauce turns out to be WAY more appetizing than it sounds.

Warm tofu with spicy soy sauce from Alexandra Cooks

1 package of firm tofu

2 tsps of chopped garlic

1/3 cup chopped scallion

3 tsps sesame seeds, toasted and crushed with the side of a heavy knife

3 tbsps soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp red chili flakes

1/2 tsp sugar

Directions

Drain tofu and cover with cold water in medium saucepan.  Bring to simmer over medium-high heat.  Then cover and keep warm over very low heat.  While tofu simmers, mince and mash garlic to a paste with pinch of salt.  Stir together with remaining ingredients.  To serve, carefully lift tofu from saucepan with large spatula and drain on paper towels.  Pat dry and transfer to a dish.  Spoon sauce over tofu and serve warm.  A healthy flavor explosion!  This sauce would also taste really good on just about anything.  Rice, noodles, fish, etc!

[Photo via Cook and Be Merry ]

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