Archive for November 9, 2008
I have been wanting to try a breaded tofu dish and this one turned out great! I took quite a few pics during the process of breading the tofu. So, hopefully the pics will help and look easy as it really was to make.
I first started by slicing the tofu & pressing the water out. Place the slices of tofu into a dish with a favorite marinade for at least an hour (it really is necessary to marinate for a while so the tofu will soak up as much flavor as possible!). I used a simple orange-soy marinade.
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c orange juice
1 tbs canola oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
Next, set up a bowl with 1/2 c whole wheat flour, 1 tbs cornstarch, salt & pepper. Dip each tofu slice into the flour mixture and place into a pan with a few tbs of canola oil. Simmer on each side until beautifully golden brown.
While the tofu cooked, I roasted asparagus in the oven:
I placed the breaded tofu on a bed of asian noodles, the dipping sauce is soy sauce + bragg’s amino liquid + lemon juice.
This is such a beautiful dish. I wish I had sesame oil, I keep forgetting to pick some up @ the grocery store. I would drizzle the sesame oil over the tofu & noodles just as it is plated and ready to eat!