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 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

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.

Pro Tips:

  • 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. 
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