tofu with a sweet tamari sauce

27th June 2009

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This is one of my favourite tofu dishes.  It was introduced to me by my dear friends and neighbours, Anna and Leon.  This dish is even better when you make your own tofu which involves the process of soaking, blending, and cooking soybeans and mixing them with a natural solidifier (nigari or lemon juice).

tofu with a sweet tamari sauce

ingredients :

one block of TOFU, cut into pieces, 4 cm long and 2cm deep

½ cup whole-spelt flour

1 Tbsp each white & black sesame seeds

oil for frying

sauce

¼ cup tamari

4 Tablespoons water

1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger

2 tablespoons mirin

2 -4  tablespoons maple syrup

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preparation :

Combine the sauce ingredients.  Pour into a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.  Set aside.

Combine the flour and sesame seeds together in a plastic bag. In stages, place tofu in the bag and shake to evenly cover in flour mixture.  Any leftover flour can be kept in the plastic bag and stored in the freezer to be used next time.

Heat a deep skillet and just cover with a little oil.  Don’t use too much.  When the oil is hot, add the tofu, leaving a space in between. This may have to be done in two stages.  Turn over, and when golden, remove and place on a paper towel.

When ready to serve, place tofu in a serving dish and pour a little sauce over.  Leave the remainder to use as a side serving.  The sauce is delicious served with a mixture of mashed potato and sweet potato, a green salad and brown rice.

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