By Kumquat the Cat's friend on February 22, 2007
Photo by Leggy Peggy
Photo by Leggy Peggy
"Made this for my BF yesterday and he rated it 6 stars. The ingredients and instructions came from the chef at The Market at Newport, a popular cafeteria near where I work that serves excellent food. I supplied the amounts. Do not make this with silken tofu as it will just fall apart. Buy the type of tofu that's packed in water instead. Good as a meat substitute, or snack, or serve it on top of a bed of greens with a bit of rice vinegar or dressing of your choice. It's also really good with balsamic vinegar. *NOTE* - Use a non-stick frying pan, and don't peek at it otherwise it won't get crispy."
Serving Size: 1 (119 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"OK, first of all make sure you read the directions (like I didn't) and KEEP THE TOFU IN ORIGINAL BLOCK while you fry it. I cut it into chunks beforehand and then of course had to sit their and turn them to get all the sides crispy b/c I'm anal like that. If I had just cut it afterwards, like it said to, I would've saved so much time. It tasted great...made a salad with romaine, shredded carrots, alfalfa sprouts, cold cooked three grain rice mix from Trader Joe's, a little sesame seed and furikake and the Asian Vinaigrette on this site (http://www.food.com/recipe/asian-vinaigrette-salad-dressing-114822) and added the tofu on top. OOOMMMGGG. Really, really good. The only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars was my husband STILL doesn't like it (but my 2 little picky kids DID!) and it seemed more work to fry it first than to just marinate it and then throw it in the oven. Next time I will try the latter and see if it still tastes as good. Oh, also, I didn't have green onions so I subbed chopped red onions.
Thanks for this!!"
"Okay, I admit it. I ate the whole thing for lunch. Fantastic. ZWT6"
"Sensational flavours. I made half a batch for lunch today and savoured every bite. I crushed the garlic and finely chopped the ginger, so didn't bother to discard either before wolfing it all down. Also used fresh lemongrass and the full amount of sesame oil because I adore it. The only hard part was leaving it alone to marinate for 30 minutes."
"5 stars are not enough! This is one of two MOST FAVORITE tofu recipes. I, too, chop (press or slice) the ginger very small so I don't need to remove it. I found a tube of lemon grass herb blend at the grocery store near the fresh herb section (Gourmet Garden brand) and squeeze in about an inch. I add this to mixed green salads or eat it plain as a quick snack. It keeps well in the fridge."
"Loved this! I doubled the marinade and added broccoli celery onions carrots to marinde. Yummy"
"Five stars, great! I've made this twice and love it. I made as directed, but I used my garlic press to press the two garlic cloves and the ginger, so used less ginger and I didn't remove before serving. I didn't have lemon grass but wanted the hint of lemon so I zested half a lemon and added that. It was so good I didn't bother to buy the lemon grass the second time, just used the lemon zest. Fantastic, I'll make it again. I like to serve it over greens in order to call it a salad. Thanks for posting, Kumquat's friend, I'll make this many times in the future."
"Added this when cooled to Recipe #154432. Good add."
"Holy Cow - my kids ate tofu!!! Made this for an after school snack with no great expectations of the kids liking it (I loved it, but who's counting?). They actually scarfed this. Will definitely make again. Thanks. :-)"
"So delicious! I was very excited to try the "cook then marinate" method, but I have to apologize for forgetting to do just that. I messed this one up when I had too many recipes going at the same time and dropped it in the marinade before I realized I'd forgotten to fry it first! Bummer! So, I gave up & put it in the fridge to marinate overnight. This morning I got it out to fry up for an unconventional breakfast. DS (17) wandered into the kitchen, pointed at the baking dish and said, "Oh, I didn't like the tofu. :(" I said, "You mean THAT tofu?!" I could only laugh as I told him it hadn't been cooked yet! LOL So, I gently placed the tofu squares on a large griddle and browned them up nice and crispy. The end result was fantastic! I've gotta say, this recipe is foolproof! :) I used all fresh ingredients and we enjoyed the tofu on a bed of Napa cabbage, drizzled with fresh squeezed lemon. It actually made a filling, yet light breakfast. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Kumsie! We'll be making it again (the right way)! Made & enjoyed for ZWT6 Team Xtra Hot Dishes!"
"Mmmm these are easy to make and sooo good! It's crispy on the outside and yet a bit soft inside. I love the soy marinade too. I didn't remove the garlic clove afterwards as I minced it and it was good with it. I'll be making this again. Thank you for sharing this!"
"Loved it. So easy to make and it was very tasty. This is the opposite of how I usually make tofu- I usually marinate first then cook (bake). This perfect for the summer time as you don't need to heat up the whole house with the oven. Thanks for posting, I'll be making this again for sure!"
"Definitely 5 star. If I hadn't forgotten to buy the ginger I'm sure it would have been 6 stars"