Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

From the Moosewood Cafe Simple Suppers cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the Tofu lengthwise into 4 rectangular slabs, than half each piece to get squares.
  2. Spread the sesame seeds on a plate. Press all surfaces of each tofu square into the seeds to coat.
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  4. Arrange the tofu in a single layer and cook about 5 minutes Carefully turn and cook 5 minutes on other side.
  5. Add soy sauce and Tabasco, turn the squares over, and cook another minute. Transfer squares to a plate (leaving stray seeds in the pan).
  6. Add the oil and garlic to the pan and sauté for about 30 seconds, until golden. Add the still damp rinsed spinach and cook for 1-2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Cook until wilted but still bright green.
  7. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  8. Serve the tofu on top of the spinach.
Most Helpful

Quick, easy and tasty! I used Braggs instead of soy sauce and it was a tad salty for me and used siracha instead of tabasco. I loved the texture from sesame seeds. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview March 25, 2014

so yummy! this has a great toasty flavor. the soy and hot sauces give it a great kick. not bland at all and i didn't even marinate it! i added mushrooms, sauteeing them a bit just before adding the garlic. great recipe!

nerf-herder February 10, 2010

This tasted wonderful. I didn't have sesame oil so had to go without. I let my tofu marinate for about an hour before cooking. This is delicious. Thanks for sharing Kitchen Kozy!

Bay Laurel February 02, 2010