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Orange Sesame Tofu
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Orange Sesame Tofu

This citrus infused tofu is so delicious that even people who claim they dislike the taste of tofu help themselves to seconds whenever I (or someone else) makes this. It is best to prepare this dish well in advance and let the tofu marinate in the delicious citrus flavours which transforms the tofu into an orange and sesame flavour bomb!

  • 1 package of firm, or extra firm tofu, cut into 1cm cubes
  • ½ cup freshy squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 orange zested
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, or rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions chopped

Mix the starch with two tablespoons of orange juice so that it dissolves. In a sauce pan, combine the starch, the remainder of the orange juice, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, zest, and tofu, making sure that the tofu is well coated in the mixture. Chill, and set aside at least one hour for the flavours to mature.

After an hour, heat the tofu on a stove top over medium heat, stirring gently as to not break the tofu cubes. The starch will begin to congeal within a few minutes (3-5) and you will be left with thick, orange sauce with tofu in it. Remove from heat and serve over fried, or steamed rice, with the sesame seeds, and scallions as a garnish.



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Kate Noel
    Kate Noel
    Voted! This sounds wonderful! I will definitely try it.
  2. SnakeWitch
    Yes, sounds delicious! You have quite a lot of simple, yet tempting, recipes. Keep them coming!
    1. Kate Noel
      Kate Noel
      I agree! That's why I like them so much, too. They aren't too complicated but sound like they're packed with flavor.
      1. kristo
        Thanks guys! this one is to die for. I HIGHLY recommend it :)
  3. remoteplanet
    One of my favourite dishes you've written about!
  4. evalovesbend
    Yum, great recipe! Voted. Check out my post "Pink" Lemonade and vote if you like it :)
  5. Carolyn
    Vote #8! Kristo, you always post wonderful recipes! I understand that you are a visual artist. Are you also a chef or perhaps a visual artist specializing in foods?
    1. kristo
      Thanks Carolyn! haha. I just like foods with a lot of flavour.
  6. Akanksha
    The image looks really good. I want to eat it now! Are scallions same as 'spring onions'? The garnishing looks so perfect...
    1. kristo
      thanks :) yes scallions are spring onions.


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