Tofu Simmered In Hoisin Sauce By Deborah Madison

Author: 
KateL
  • 12 Ounces  soft tofu (1 carton) or firm tofu (1 carton)
  • 2 Teaspoons  peanut oil
  • 2 Teaspoons  peanut oil
  • 1/3 Cup  hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  thin soy sauce or light soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  rice wine or sherry wine
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon  peanut oil
  • 1/2 Cup  water or vegetable stock or chicken stock 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, toasted in a small skillet, for garnish 1 scallion, including the 3 inches of green, thinly sliced diagonally, for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon  black sesame seeds or white sesame seeds, toasted in a small skillet, for garnish
  • scallion, including the 3 inches of green, thinly sliced diagonally, for garnish
  • 12 ounces soft tofu (1 carton) or firm tofu (1 carton)
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon thin soy sauce or light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or sherry wine
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock or chicken stock 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, toasted in a small skillet, for garnish 1 scallion, including the 3 inches of green, thinly sliced diagonally, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or white sesame seeds, toasted in a small skillet, for garnish
  • 1 scallion, including the 3 inches of green, thinly sliced diagonally, for garnish
Entered for safe-keeping, asking my vegetarian friends to review this for me. From "This Can't Be Tofu!" by Deborah Madison. Because hoisin sauce is very sweet, dice the tofu very small and serve it as a sauce over rice, with stir-fried spinach, green beans or broccoli on the side. For interesting presentation, cut the tofu into triangles, brown them briefly in a little oil, and add them to the sauce. Per Ms. Madison, soft tofu packed in water has the best flavor and texture, both of which are more pronounced if tofu is not browned. If you enjoy the pure flavor of soft tofu, heat the sauce with the tofu in it until it is just warmed through; if it reduces too much, add more water or stock to thin it out. Serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as an accent sauce.

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Recipe Details

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes
Total Time: 
15 minutes
Serves: 
2

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