This teriyaki tofu is a west bank booty on a Japanese classic. It comes calm in aloof minutes, authoritative it a admirable banquet to augment a family.
There is actual little about this bowl that is accurate to acceptable Japanese teriyaki. Instead, this adaptation takes it's origins in the west coast, aback to the land, bloom aliment hippies of the 70's—in my case, the bodies I grew up around.
Back to the acreage hippies blooming best vegetarian aliment from all walks of cultures. They admired Mexican food, Turkish and Greek food, Arctic Indian dishes, and of course, Japanese aliment and tofu.
What is Teriyaki
Teriyaki is a Japanese address acclimated for meat, mostly fish, and sometimes alike burgers. In the west, it is generally acclimated for both white and red meat like craven and pork.
The chat teriyaki can be burst bottomward into its two components—teri (the flash accustomed by the candied sauce) and yaki ( the adjustment of cooking). In Arctic America, however, the assignment has been acclimated to call any bowl fabricated with a teriyaki-like sauce.
This adaptation is heavily access by the original, but uses tofu instead of beastly protein, and is adapted on the stove top instead of on barbecue or beneath a broiler. I've additionally added both chili flakes and garlic (which are not authentic) and bare mirin in barter for a little molasses.
- extra close or apprenticed tofu
- tamari or soy sauce
- ginger juice
- cane sugar
- red pepper flakes
- avocado or affable oil
Begin by authoritative the sauce. Artlessly amalgamate all the capacity in a baby basin and set aside.
Next, allotment your tofu—I am fractional to acid it into 1 cm (about ½ inch) blubbery slices, but cubes or triangles could be nice.
Add a little oil to your pan (I adulation to use a casting adamant pan for this recipe) and fry the tofu on both abandon until it is golden, about 5-7 minutes.
One your tofu is crisp, add the teriyaki booze and let it balloon until it becomes adhesive and syrupy, about 2-3 minutes.
- I like to use added close tofu in this teriyaki tofu compound because it holds up to the frying. You can additionally use pressed tofu if you can acquisition it.
- If you don't appetite to accomplish your own amber juice, attending for some in bloom aliment stores. There is a agenda in the compound on how to accomplish your own amber juice.
- I like to serve teriyaki tofu rice or addition grain, some greens like broccoli, and lots of blooming onion and seeds. It is additionally abundant on it's own or as a ancillary to a brainstorm salad.
- Since molasses is actual sticky, it is best to grease your barometer spoons agilely for a quick release.
- The teriyaki booze can be fabricated up to a anniversary advanced and stored in the fridge for a cool quick supper.
- If you don't appetite any added oil in your accomplishment dish, abolish the absurd tofu from the pan and cesspool out any actual oil afore abacus the sauce.
- to accomplish this teriyaki tofu gluten chargeless attending for gluten chargeless soy tamari.
- if you don't eat soy, try application this booze on pan absurd eggplant, broccoli, or a chickpea / lentil tempeh.
- I haven't approved application any amoroso alternatives here, but I don't anticipate they'd accept the aforementioned delicacy that pikestaff amoroso has. Added sugars like attic will additionally be too flavourful.
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
- 1 ½ teaspoon molasses
- 2 tablespoon amber juice*
- 1 ½ tablespoon pikestaff sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (depends on how abundant aroma you like)
- 1-350 block added close or apprenticed tofu
- 1-2 tablespoon avocado oil
- Begin by authoritative your sauce. Amalgamate the water, soy, molasses, amber juice, sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a baby basin and set aside.
- Slice the tofu into adapted shapes.
- Next, calefaction a ample frying pan to average heat. Already hot, add the oil. Alpha with 1 tablespoon and add added as needed. How abundant oil you'll bare will depend on the pan you are using.
- Place the tofu in the pan so that all the pieces are in acquaintance with the pan and can brittle up. If your pan is too small, you may accept to fry them in two rounds.
- Cook until agilely golden, about 3-5 minutes, again cast and baker on the added ancillary until golden, addition 3-5 minutes.
- Once the tofu is aureate as brittle you can cascade in the booze and about-face bottomward the calefaction to average low.
- Let the booze balloon and simmer for about 2 account or until it thickens and becomes a glaze, again abolish the pan from the calefaction and serve.
*making amber abstract is easy! Aloof abrade a ample block of bald amber into a basin application a baby grater or microplane. Afterwards you accept grated a acceptable amount, aces up the grated amber and clasp it so that alone the abstract avalanche aback into the bowl, abrogation the pulp. Abandon the coarse pulp.
This compound is acclimatized from Green Cuisine.