Sesame Tofu With Spinach

"From the Moosewood Cafe Simple Suppers cookbook."
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  • Slice the Tofu lengthwise into 4 rectangular slabs, than half each piece to get squares.
  • Spread the sesame seeds on a plate. Press all surfaces of each tofu square into the seeds to coat.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  • Arrange the tofu in a single layer and cook about 5 minutes Carefully turn and cook 5 minutes on other side.
  • Add soy sauce and Tabasco, turn the squares over, and cook another minute. Transfer squares to a plate (leaving stray seeds in the pan).
  • 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.
  • Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  • Serve the tofu on top of the spinach.

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  1. lecole54
    We actually found a tofu recipe that we both LOVE! Super easy and super tasty.
  2. Lucky in Bayview
    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.
  3. nerf-herder
    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!
  4. Bay Laurel
    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!
  5. jnpj7468
    This was so good! The tofu was extremely tasty by the time it was done cooking. The Tabasco added a great flavor, so I may add even more next time. Thanks! Made for PAC spring '08.



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