Korean Tofu is a sweet and spicy vegan dish that is ready in 25 minutes. Tofu is braised in a sweet and spicy sauce for ultimate flavor!
- 1 (14-16) oz package firm tofu, drained
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey, or sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 green onion, cut into rounds
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon gochugaru
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Use your hands to gently press the drained tofu with paper or kitchen towels to remove excess moisture. Slice the tofu into ½ inch thick rectangles or squares.
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- While the tofu is cooking, whisk together the water, soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, green onion, garlic, gochugaru, and sesame seeds.
- Pour the sauce over the tofu and lower the heat to a steady simmer. Cook, on one side for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the tofu has absorbed the color of the sauce and the sauce is reduced. Serve topped with more green onion and sesame if desired. Enjoy!
Gochugaru: these chili flakes are what make Korean Tofu, Korean Tofu. There is no substitute but they can be easily and affordably found online!
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 93
- Sugar: 3g
- Sodium: 458mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 3g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: sesame, gochugaru, green onions, garlic, maple syrup, spicy, easy, tofu, vegan, gluten free, one pan