Spicy Lemongrass Tofu

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 13
    lb tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and patted dry
  • 2
    stalks lemongrass, very white bottoms only and finely minced
  • 2 -3
    tablespoons sambal oelek chili paste
  • 2
    tablespoons peanut oil or 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • black sesame seeds (or combination of both) or white sesame seeds (or combination of both)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the chili paste and lemongrass.
  • Season tofu with salt then coat with chili paste/lemongrass mixture. Allow the tofu to marinate for about 10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot enough; carefully add the tofu cubes. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until carmelized, careful not to crowd. Remove from oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Note: 1. Soft tofu produces a better 'bite', but firm tofu produces a crispier end product. 2. I might even consider sprinkling on the sesame seeds prior to cooking just as a test.
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