Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Tofu





  • Cut tofu into 1/2 thick slices. Place in a 9Â�~13Â�Â� baking pan lined with a tea towel, top with another towel followed by another baking pan. Weight with something heavy (soup cans or something), and let press for 20-30 minutes. Cut into cubes.
  • Coat tofu cubes in egg, then toss in cornstarch until coated and dry. Shake off extra cornstarch.
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, and garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes, until thick.
  • While sauce is cooking, heat oil in large non-stick skillet or wok. Carefully place tofu in hot oil, spacing evenly so the pieces donÂ�ft stick together. Cook (without touching!) for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom, and then carefully turn and cook other side. Continue to turn until cubes are golden on a few sides. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Wipe out tofu pan and heat a drizzle of oil. Saute broccolini, turning once, 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. Serve with jasmine rice and sprinkled with lightly toasted sesame seeds.