When I feel lazy to do a lot of work in the kitchen, I always turn to simple recipes that takes ten minutes or less.
And this recipe is one of them.
Tofu (Dubu in Korean) is something that I grew up with. It’s very popular in Korea and growing up, I think we always had some kind of Dubu dish on the table almost every day.
Every grocery store sold freshly cut Dubu everyday. It was never packaged in a box. I really miss freshly out warm Dubus they sell in Korea. It’s so soft and so delicious, too. Someday, I will have to master how to make fresh Dubus at home. If I feel so dedicated, I will…
This recipe is rather simple. I cut tofu in squares. I used the one from Costco. They are packaged with four precut tofu rectangles.
TofuI used two of those cuts, but you can use half of a regular tofu. I panfried the tofu, on all six sides until they were golden brown.
Then topped it with my favorite soy sesame sauce that I use for dipping sauce for Korean Mandu (potstickers).
Panfried Tofu with Soy Sesame Dressing
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
- ½ tofu, cut into 1½ inch squares
- cooking spray or oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Korean pepper flakes (gochugaru)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- green onions, chopped (optional)
- Coat large pan with cooking spray or heat oil over medium high heat. Pan fry the tofu squares on all sides, until golden brown.
- In bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, gochugaru, sesame seeds and green onions together.
- Top the tofu with the sauce and serve warm.