Honey Sesame Tofu

Honey Sesame Tofu is the perfect dinner for meatless monday or vegetarians. The tofu is amazingly sweet and delicious!

Another tofu recipe! I am all about posting recipes for tofu that will make people LIKE tofu. So many people say, “I don’t like tofu because the texture is weird…”, but I bet 99% of the people who say that, haven’t had tofu cooked properly, and if they did learn to cook it right, they would love it. Tofu is one of those foods that takes on the flavor of whatever it’s cooked in; so if you make a delicious sauce, that is what the tofu tastes like- bada bing, bada boom! This Honey Sesame Tofu is crispy, sweet, a little spicy, and just delicious.

Honey Sesame Tofu is the perfect dinner for meatless monday or vegetarians. The tofu is amazingly sweet and delicious!

For this recipe, you can cook the tofu using the dry frying method, baking, or frying. I ended up baking it, so that is how I will show in the recipe below. If you want more breading on the tofu, follow the frying process I use for my General Tso’s Tofu – it works very well.

After it’s drained for at least 20 minutes, you are ready to get cooking!

Honey Sesame Tofu
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Ingredients
  1. 1 block extra firm tofu, drained (see post for instructions)
  2. 1 TBS low sodium soy sauce
 + 1 TBS
  3. 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  4. 3 TBS honey + 1 TBS
  5. 2 tsp Oyster sauce (look for vegetarian oyster sauce if you want to keep this vegetarian)
  6. ½ tsp sea salt/salt
  7. 1/8 tsp black pepper
  8. 1 TBS rice wine vinegar
  9. 1 tsp sesame oil
  10. 2 tsp corn starch
  11. 2 TBS sesame seeds
  12. 3 green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a non-stick baking sheet with oil or use a silicone mat.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, stir together the 1 TBS soy sauce, red pepper flakes, 3 TBS honey, oyster sauce, salt, pepper, rice wine vinegar, and oil. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Gently add/stir tofu cubes into sauce. Cover, and marinate at least 15 minutes.
  3. 3. Place the tofu on the baking sheet in a single layer (reserve marinade). Spray tops with olive oil (I use the Misto) and bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn tofu, and bake until the tofu turns golden brown, about 20 minutes more or until develops a nice crisp crust.
  4. 4. Add additional soy sauce and honey ( 1 TBS each) to the marinade bowl. Add corn starch; whisk to combine.
  5. 5. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the marinade. Place the tofu cubes into the skillet as well, and stir to coat. Bring the sauce up to a quick boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. After a few minutes the sauce will thicken; stir to coat tofu. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. If you would rather fry tofu (a bit fast than baking), see link above in post for General Tso’s tofu.
  2. Serve over rice or quinoa!

Honey Sesame Tofu 5

Like tofu as much as I do? Check out these other recipes from Domestic Superhero:

Creole Tofu with Onions and Peppers  Firecracker Tofu with Brown Rice  Bang Bang Tofu

Buffalo Tofu Salad  Buffalo Tofu Wrap (4) edited  Baked Tofu Parmesan 1

General Tso's Tofu 1

Baked Tofu