Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Cumin-Dusted Tofu with Sweet Ginger Braised Pork & Stir-Fried Broccoli
Start by buying a firm tofu, not the silken or soft ones. Cut into square or rectangular cubes. In this application, I will be sautéing the tofu, after sprinkling toasted cumin and coriander powder together with salt and pepper onto the top and bottom surfaces (to add some flavor). Sauté both the top and bottom surfaces until it turns slightly brown and there is a hardened crust on it. This gives the tofu some texture on the outside. Another option would be deep-fry the tofu by breading it with seasoned panko or regular breadcrumbs. Either way, this will make the tofu more palatable. To serve, I usually try to accompany tofu with a spicy condiment, like sambal or Thai sweet chili sauce.
In this dish, I am serving it with sweet ginger braised pork and stir-fried vegetables. As you can see, I also have some spicy sambal to go with everything.