Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce

the easiest way to cook tofu
The easiest way to cook tofu
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1 (14- to 18-oz) package Tofu firm
3 tbsp Soy sauce low-sodium, or tamari
1 tbsp Sesame oil Asian-style
1 tsp Garlic minced
¼ cup Scallions about 4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tsp Sesame seeds toasted
1 tsp Red pepper flakes coarse Korean hot red pepper flakes
½ tsp Brown sugar
1 pinch Salt

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Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce


This Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce is a weeknight winner, rich and salty-spicy. Warm tofu gets a flavor boost from a mix of sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, hot red pepper flakes, scallions, and toasted sesame seeds. I like mine with broiled broccoli for a speedy and satisfying meal. If you don’t have broccoli, you can easily swap it out for other green vegetables like asparagus or bok choy.

With only a few steps and a short ingredient list, this dish is so simple and barely requires a recipe. First, simmer tofu in water. Then make a spicy garlic sauce. Finally, pour the sauce over the warm tofu. Serve right away with green veggies of choice. Enjoy!

To make the Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce


Prepare tofu


Cut 1 block of tofu in half and place both halves in a shallow saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once at a simmer, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.


Prepare spicy garlic sauce


In the meantime, prepare spicy garlic sauce. In a small bowl, add 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions, 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon coarse Korean hot red-pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon brown sugar, and 1 pinch salt and stir to combine.




Just before serving, gently lift the tofu from the saucepan with a large slotted spatula and drain on a towel. Then transfer the blocks of tofu to shallow bowls. Spoon the prepared spicy garlic sauce over the tofu.



Serve right away. Enjoy!

This Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce is an easy and flavorful dish you can throw together without much effort. Made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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It's really easiest way to cook tofu! Thanks!

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