This recipe combines the flavours found in Thai and Vietnamese cooking such as basil, ginger and sesame. Prepare in advance so that the tofu can absorb the flavours. Tip: If you don’t like the flavour of tofu in its natural form, thinly slice it and marinate in your favourite flavours before cooking ;)
- 1 package medium firm tofu
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1 scallion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
- 1 inch knob ginger, chopped
Place ingredients in a bowl and marinate for at least one hour, making sure that the tofu is well covered with the mixture. Heat a drop of oil in a frying pan and lightly fry each side of tofu until golden-brown (for approximately 5-10 minutes). Serve with bean sprouts or other fresh vegetables of your choice!
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