Easy Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli

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Tofu has lots of health benefits and if prepares right is delicious!

In a hurry? I have successfully used a high quality frozen broccoli (Costco’s) that I thaw and drain and pat well on paper towel. Just add it to the almost-done tofu and heat.

Easy Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli

1/2 cup divided teriyaki sauce store bought such as the one shown here or homemade teriyaki sauce. I sometimes use Soy Vay Teriyaki or Trader Joe’s Soyaki.

Trader Joe’s has a similar sauce.

16 oz extra firm tofu

1/2 pound of cleaned broccoli florets

1 Tbsp sesame oil, olive oil or canola oil (for frying)

Toasted Sesame Seeds, optional but recommended for their nice crunch

Drain and wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel. Put something heavy on it and refrigerate it for an hour or more to get as much excess water out of it as possible. I like mine tofu firm and dry, so I repeat the process with another towel.

Make the homemade teriyaki sauce. (Omit this step if using store bought sauce).

Cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes.

Marinate the tofu in 1/3 cup of the teriyaki marinade for at least 15 minutes.

Steam the broccoli until cooked but still tender crisp.

Put 1/2 Tbsp of sesame, canola or olive oil in a fry pan on medium-high heat, flipping  until the tofu cubes become somewhat crispy on all sides. (See photo below). Add broccoli and remaining 3 Tbsp of teriyaki sauce  to pan and stir to combine and heat.

Top with sesame seeds if desired.

Optional garnish: If you want to get fancy, take green onions, use this scallion shredder tool and make a pretty garnish.

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