Tofu Korean style," which is a dish featuring tofu prepared with Korean flavors and cooking techniques. Korean cuisine is known for its bold and diverse flavors, and tofu is often used as a versatile ingredient in various dishes.
One popular Korean tofu dish is "Dubu Jorim," which is braised tofu. Here's a simple recipe to make Tofu Korean style:
1 block of firm tofu, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar (for a vegan version, use a plant-based sweetener)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
1 green onion, chopped (optional)
Crushed red pepper flakes (to taste, for a spicy version)
Drain the tofu and cut it into cubes. Pat the cubes dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey (or brown sugar), minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using). Mix well to create the marinade.
Gently coat the tofu cubes with the marinade, making sure each piece is covered evenly. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate the tofu.
Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet or pan over medium heat.
Add the marinated tofu cubes to the pan and cook them for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until they develop a golden-brown crust.
Once the tofu is cooked, transfer it to a serving plate.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onions on top (if using) to add extra flavor and garnish.
Serve your Korean-style tofu with rice and some Korean side dishes like kimchi or pickled vegetables.
Remember, this is just one way to prepare tofu in a Korean style. Korean cuisine offers a wide range of tofu dishes, and you can experiment with different seasonings, sauces, and cooking methods to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your delicious Tofu Korean style!