Crispy Teriyaki Tofu Recipe
By Earth of Maria
▢ 10 oz extra firm tofu
▢ 1/4 cup cornstarch
▢ 1 tbsp sesame oil
▢ 2 cloves garlic, minced
▢ 2 tbsp ginger, peeled and grated
▢ 1/4 cup soy sauce
▢ 2 tbsp maple syrup
▢ 2 tsp mirin
▢ 1 tbsp cornstarch
▢ 1/2 cup water
▢ 3 tbsp sesame seeds
▢ 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C and lining a large baking tray with parchment paper.
2Cut it either into cubes or triangles. Add to a mixing bowl with the cornstarch and stir together well.
3Arrange the tofu on the baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, flipping half way through, until crispy and lightly golden.
4When the tofu is almost ready, add the sesame oil to a wok or skillet over a medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger, cooking for 3-4 minutes, until fragrant.
5Make a cornstarch slurry by stirring together the cornstarch and water.
6Add the soy sauce, maple syrup, mirin and cornstarch slurry. Stir continuously for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens.
7When the sauce thickens, add the tofu and stir together well. At the last minute, add the sesame seeds and serve with rice or noodles of your choice, garnished with scallions.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.