Korean Braised Tofu

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Korean Braised Tofu
Korean Braised Tofu
Hyosun Ro

Korean Braised Tofu

Growing up as a child in Korea, this dish was one of the regulars in my home-packed school lunches (dosirak/bento) which usually consisted of rice and a few side dishes. I like it braised, but you can omit braising and simply pour the sauce over the pan-fried tofu.

3
Servings
354
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 18-ounce package firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rectangular pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Korean red pepper flakes (gochugaru)
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 scallions, chopped finely

Directions

Pat the tofu dry with a paper towel. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Carefully add the tofu pieces (tofu breaks easily) and sear until light golden brown, about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing all of the remaining ingredients together. Spoon the sauce over the tofu pieces and around the sides of the pan. Simmer for 4-5 minutes over medium-low heat. Flip them over and simmer for 1-2 more minutes.

Tofu Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Tofu Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Protein
29g
57%
Carbs
11g
4%
Vitamin A
17µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
25µg
31%
Calcium
1187mg
100%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
60µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
117mg
29%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
363mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
521mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.8%
Sodium
905mg
38%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.4%
Zinc
3mg
20%