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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.
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.