In the midst of all the turkey and ham and casseroles I eat during the holiday season, this dish is a pleasant change of pace. My boyfriend and I ate this dish alongside salted and lime-juiced edamame. Have you tried that? A good friend introduced me to jazzing up your steamed edamame with sea salt and lime and hello. Flavor to the max. I think this would be a fun dish to serve as an appetizer when having friends over for dinner. It really is so simple and don’t let the boring-sounding title stop you from preparing this dish. A warm block of tofu with spiced soy sauce turns out to be WAY more appetizing than it sounds.
Warm tofu with spicy soy sauce from Alexandra Cooks
1 package of firm tofu
2 tsps of chopped garlic
1/3 cup chopped scallion
3 tsps sesame seeds, toasted and crushed with the side of a heavy knife
3 tbsps soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 tsp sugar
Drain tofu and cover with cold water in medium saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Then cover and keep warm over very low heat. While tofu simmers, mince and mash garlic to a paste with pinch of salt. Stir together with remaining ingredients. To serve, carefully lift tofu from saucepan with large spatula and drain on paper towels. Pat dry and transfer to a dish. Spoon sauce over tofu and serve warm. A healthy flavor explosion! This sauce would also taste really good on just about anything. Rice, noodles, fish, etc!
[Photo via Cook and Be Merry ]