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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 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.
16 oz extra firm tofu
1/2 pound of cleaned broccoli florets
2 tbsp sesame oil (for frying)
Sesame seeds, optional
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.
Stir fry the tofu in 1 tbsp of sesame oil on medium-high heat, flipping frequently until the tofu cubes become crispy on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add 1 tbsp. sesame oil (or less) to pan and add broccoli. Stir to heat.
Add remaining 3 Tbsp of teriyaki sauce and tofu 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.
- Make sure to drain and press your tofu well.
- Add some of the teriyaki sauce after cooking to prevent it from sticking and burning.
- Marinate the tofu for at least 15 minutes.