I came up with this recipe as a result of becoming vegan, and no longer being able to eat mirin chicken with my Japanese friends. The glaze takes on a dark brown color, and coats the fried tofu very nicely. You may want to make extra sauce to serve over rice.
I love this dish, Depending on how I'm feeling i either use egg or sweet chili sauce to coat the tofu prior to covering with the panko.
My favourite sauces to serve with it are Recipe #179186 and Recipe #24158.
Prep/cooking time does not include draining time!
A frequent star in my bento box. This can be eaten hot with rice or cold on wholegrain toast. Tofu refers to the thin rectangles of tofu which can be opened up and stuffed with rice. use 2 rectangles.
Credit for this recipe goes to Chizuko Moriyama
I saw this on a TV show and KNEW I had to try it! I loved it so much I made it again the next day! I have posted the recipe as it originally appeared but I often use canned/frozen corn for ease and simplicity.
Definitely a comfort food, this can be the main course with rice rather than just a 'sauce' to put over the rice! If you're desperate and without cashew or sesame butter, try experimenting with tahini and/or peanut butter. Note: I have no idea how long it takes to chop the vegetables, and I realize the minutes don't add up to the total cook time. What can I say, I'm slow...but I sure can cook!
I make this when my brother and sister come to visit me. They get it with cornbread and sasperella, if i told them what was in it they would turn their noses up but served like this it a "Cowboy dinner"
Adapted from This Can't Be Tofu: 75 Recipes to Cook Something You Never Thought You Would - and Love Every Bite, by Deborah Madison, this is easy, fast, and beguiling. Serve with rice or a baked sweet potato.
The tofu in this recipe is cooked like a steak - seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic cooked till crispy on the outside and hot in the middle.
I like to serve with an assortment of chargrilled veg and mushrooms and soy sauce and wasabi as condiments.
I love tofu...I like how it picks up the flavor of whatever sauce it's coated with. I especially liked this recipe where the tofu is browned a bit before having the sauce poured on top. This can be served warm or at room temperature. It would be a good addition to a bento box (Japanese boxed lunch). I found this gem in the Chicago Tribune, which attributes it to Ron Bilaro.
i like to serve this with Pad thai noodles, nice and thick to hold the sauce. Cooking time includes draining time for tofu.
Edit - Just made this dish and had to sub a few things, I can confirm the following works! Frozen tofu (excellent!) sweet chilli sauce with some chilli flakes added, spring onions and no coriander yum!