Have you ever had the Sesame Tofu Sticks from the Whole Foods Deli? YUM!!! However, they are very pricey! So I read the ingredients on the label and made my own. Our family gobbles these up at least once a week!!! I never wrote down the measurements, until recently when my friends urged me to do so.
So here is my recipe:
What you need: (to serve 6 people who love tofu!)
2 packages TJs Organic Super Firm Tofu (this is my fave tofu brand. Plus it is cheap)
½ cup water
1 tbs sesame oil (regular or toasted)
2 tbs rice wine vinegar (or white balsamic or rice mirin)
2 tbs agave nectar
2 tbs soy or tamari sauce
2 tbs minced fresh ginger (I use the Ginger People Organic Minced Ginger sold at WFs)
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp garlic powder (or use 1 clove crushed garlic for more garlic flavor)
1 tbs white sesame seeds
1 tbs black sesame seeds
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
¼ tsp Wasabi Sesame Dipping Sauce from TJs (optional)
½ tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce (optional)
This is a versatile sauce. If you want a thicker sauce use more oil and less water. If you want it less sweet, then reduce the agave nectar. For more kick, add more cayenne. This can be adjusted to your liking!
You can cut the tofu into sticks, cubes, chunks… whatever you desire. Then place in a glass baking dish. Assemble the sauce. You can pour some of the sauce over the tofu to bake or you can bake it plain. I like to sprinkle with some sea salt and black and white sesame seeds.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (till the tofu is warm). You can always sauté or fry the tofu to get a more crispy texture.
You can pour the sauce over the tofu at the end and serve. Or place the sauce in a bowl and then dip your tofu in it and eat. We like the dipping method!
Then Enjoy! This is a great way to get a healthy, natural form of soy, packed with protein, calcium and iron.
(these pictures dont do justice to this amazingly delicious food)
Adults: 2 thumb-licking-good thumbs up
Kids: 4 happy little thumbs up