Caramelized Korean Tofu

Pan-fried tofu is a traditional Korean side dish (or banchan). This recipe enhances the classic flavor by caramelizing the sauce the tofu together. The result? Every flavor—from the maple syrup to the ginger—is enhanced tenfold.


Yields6 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsDifficultyIntermediate

Ingredients

Tofu
 extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tsp (16 oz) extra firm tofu, drained and sliced into ½" strips
 1 to taste
Sauce
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 2 tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
 1 tbsp green onion, finely sliced (plus more for garnish)
 3 medium gloves garlic, minced
 ½ tsp fresh ginger, minced
 ¼ tsp chili paste or ¼ jalapeno, seeded and minced
Garnish
 2 green onions, finely sliced
 ½ tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Instructions

1

Prepare the tofu: Add a splash of oil into a skillet, and place the sliced tofu strips onto the pan, sprinkling lightly with salt. Fry the tofu strips on medium high heat until golden. Flip the strips and lightly sprinkle with salt. Fry until golden, about 5 minutes each side. Leave in the pan.

2

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by whisking together the maple syrup, Bragg Liquid Aminos, garlic, ginger, and chili paste in a bowl. Set aside until the tofu segments are golden.

3

When the tofu is ready, pour the sauce over it, and let it simmer in the pan for a few minutes or until caramelized.

4

Transfer the tofu onto a serving platter and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 slices

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 308mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Tofu
 extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tsp (16 oz) extra firm tofu, drained and sliced into ½" strips
 1 to taste
Sauce
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 2 tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
 1 tbsp green onion, finely sliced (plus more for garnish)
 3 medium gloves garlic, minced
 ½ tsp fresh ginger, minced
 ¼ tsp chili paste or ¼ jalapeno, seeded and minced
Garnish
 2 green onions, finely sliced
 ½ tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

1

Prepare the tofu: Add a splash of oil into a skillet, and place the sliced tofu strips onto the pan, sprinkling lightly with salt. Fry the tofu strips on medium high heat until golden. Flip the strips and lightly sprinkle with salt. Fry until golden, about 5 minutes each side. Leave in the pan.

2

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by whisking together the maple syrup, Bragg Liquid Aminos, garlic, ginger, and chili paste in a bowl. Set aside until the tofu segments are golden.

3

When the tofu is ready, pour the sauce over it, and let it simmer in the pan for a few minutes or until caramelized.

4

Transfer the tofu onto a serving platter and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Caramelized Korean Tofu
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