I’ve been making a marinated tofu to go with stir fry for a few years, but only recently had the brilliant idea to add cilantro and green onions right at the end. It really elevated the tofu to something special. Something awesome…
1 package extra firm tofu, cubed
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoons fresh minced ginger, divided
1/2 tablespoon Sambal Oelek
a splash of sesame oil
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
3-6 green onions, chopped
MIx the soy sauce, vinegar, half the ginger, sambal oelek, and sesame oil together and add the tofu. Let marinate for at least half an hour. If you are serving this with a stir fry, prep and cook the rest of your components and cook the tofu last.
In a wok or frying pan, heat 1-2 tablespoons of light sesame oil on high. Add the tofu (reserving the marinade) making sure the tofu is all on one layer and not stacked. Lower heat to medium high, cover and let cook 5-7 minutes. Check the tofu; it should be getting seared on one side. Flip the tofu and add 2-4 tablespoons of the marinade. Cover and cook another 5 minutes. Turnoff the heat and add the cilantro and green onions, cover and let the residual heat wilt the greens. Done!
And it’s even better the next day!
The rest of the marinade can be added to stir fried veggies or used as a table sauce for rice.