Dubu Jorim (Korean Braised Tofu)

Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Dubu jorim (braised tofu) is one of the few dishes that puts tofu as the central ingredient in Korean cooking. It is a great source of protein (as most vegetarians already know), low in saturated fat, and provides of host of minerals and vitamins that make it a sought-after ingredient in Korea and abroad. Tofu (aka dubu) is a staple in Korea and is a regular ingredient in Korean cooking. Not only that, but it's really one of the most healthy and diverse ingredients that can make a dish outstanding in terms of texture and flavor profiles.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For frying:
  2. Cut the tofu block into 1/2-inch thick square pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel and try to remove excess water.
  3. For boiling or steaming:.
  4. Keep tofu block in tact until cooked. Simply boil or steam for about 5-7 minutes and then cut into 1/2-inch thick square pieces.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick skillet, carefully add the tofu pieces and sear over medium heat until golden brown, 5 minutes each side.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing remaining ingredients together in a large pot that will fit tofu pieces. Add the fried tofu pieces and braise them for about 10-15 minutes on high heat or until most of the sauce has evaporated. Flip tofu pieces halfway to coat halfway during the braise.
  7. Plate tofu pieces and garnish with scallion strips and sesame seeds. If boiling or steaming the tofu, pour sauce mixture over cooked tofu pieces and then garnish. Enjoy.