Sesame tofu I


Sesame tofu recipe. You don't have to leave the house to get food that tastes as good as if it were made in a restaurant. You will never want to go back to take-away again. The delicious sesame oil sauce and the light, smooth tofu make this dish a winner.


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1 package extra firm tofu

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup peanut or canola oil sesame seeds

8 stalks broccoli


1/2 cup sugar

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

3/4 cup water

1/8 cup rice vinegar

2 tsp. soy sauce

2 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. chilli paste

1 garlic clove, minced


1. Cut tofu into cubes. Coat tofu cubes in egg, then toss in cornstarch until completely coated and dry. Shake off extra cornstarch.

2. In a saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes, until thick.

3. While sauce is cooking, heat oil in large skillet or wok. Carefully place tofu in hot oil, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and place the cubes on a paper-towel lined plate.

4. Wipe out tofu pan and heat some more oil. Sauté broccoli for about 2-4 minutes or until bright green and tender. Remove from heat. Return tofu cubes to pan, and pour over sauce. Stir until well coated.

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Image by Jeff King

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