Sesame Broccoli and Tofu

Toasted sesame oil is the secret to all good take-out Chinese food. It adds a nutty umami and if you don’t have it in your pantry yet, I highly recommend you purchase it on your next trip to the grocery store. The recipe doesn’t require much outside of the usual Asian pantry essentials. That’s my favorite part of Asian cooking, it really doesn’t take much to achieve big flavor! And once you have that pantry stocked, you’ll find that you’ll keep going back to the same ingredients.

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Sesame Broccoli and Tofu
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray the broccoli with the cooking oil. Roast broccoli in the oven until lightly browned and crispy. This should take about 25-30 minutes.
  2. While the oven is preheating, prepare your sauce by combining the ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, white portions of the green onions, and mirin together. Add salt and crushed red pepper to taste. The longer the sauce marinates, the better!
  3. Heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick pan on medium high heat. Place the cubed tofu on the pan and allow to crisp up. I generally place the tofu on the pan and don't touch it for 5-6 minutes. Then I flip and let it cook on the opposite side for another 5-6 minutes. Once all the sides seem golden and crispy, you can turn the heat off.
  4. Add the roasted broccoli to the pan with the tofu and stir in the sauce. Taste and add salt or red pepper to achieve desired taste.
  5. Serve in a large bowl and garnish with sesame seeds and the remaining green onions. You can add a squeeze of lime juice for that extra freshness.

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