A simple and versatile way to prepare tofu. Serve as a side to rice, noodles or stir-fried vegetables.
Course Main Dishes
Essential Ingredient tofu
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1poundfirm organic tofu
1/2teaspoonfine sea salt
Sesame seedsto garnish
Cut the tofu into four pieces and lay flat on half of a clean tea towel. Cover with the other half of the towel. Place a heavy cutting board or cast iron pan on top and press the tofu for about 10-15 minutes, whatever you have time for.
Cut the tofu into strips about 1/2 inch thick and 1 inch long. In a medium bowl, stir together the lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add the pieces of tofu and toss gently to coat them in the marinade. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes, then drain.
Preheat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Brush with a teaspoon of canola oil. Add about half of the tofu to the pan (it should sizzle with it hits the oil) and cook for 2 minutes. Turn each piece of tofu over and fry for an additional 2 minutes. Tofu should be golden brown on both sides.
Transfer to a bowl. Top with sesame seeds if desired and serve at once as a side to rice or noodles.