Sesame Sauce lends a rich flavor to this basic tofu stir-fry. Feel free to prepare the sauce up to 3 days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 2
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
- ½ teaspoon minced ginger
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 cakes pressed tofu (about 7 ounces) drained and cut into ½-inch cubes
- Sesame Sauce
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1–2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional
Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add the oil.
When the oil is hot, add the ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the tofu cubes.
Stir-fry the tofu for 1 to 2 minutes, until it is beginning to brown. Add the sauce and bring to a boil.
Stir in the green onion. Cook for another minute, stirring gently, to heat everything through. Garnish with the sesame seeds before serving.