Braised Spicy Tofu

  • 25 mins
  • 11 ingredients


  • 1 block of firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup of seafood stock or clam juice
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 sheet of dry kelp (available at Asian markets)
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 green chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, minced
  • 1 red chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbs hot chili powder
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, for garnish
The sauce for this tofu dish is sweet, salty, nutty and spicy and makes the tofu a flavor sensation.

  • Cut tofu into 1/2 inch cubes and place in a pan.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water and the fish stock or clam juice, soy sauce and kelp.
  • Stir in the honey and garlic, then bring to a boil.
  • Cover and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion, chilies and chili powder.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered for another 10 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by more than half.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds.

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