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Crispy sesame tofu with tahini-peanut sauce (vegan, gluten-free)

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Hey dear ones

today I want to share a recipe with you for super crispy sesame tofu share! A meal with which you can certainly convince every previous tofu skeptic of the opposite!
Another delicious tofu recipe would also be mine "Asian noodles with crispy tofu and chili peanut sesame sauce“.

tofu is definitely one of the most popular and diverse meat alternatives on the vegan and vegetarian market.
I mean who doesn't know him ?! It is available in the flavors natural, both the firm and the creamier silken tofu, but it is also available smoked, in the form of schnitzels and sausages and in many other versions.

The Natural tofu Varieties all taste pretty much the same neutral or like nothing. So I wouldn't recommend eating the tofu just like that. But with the correct seasoning and preparation method the “boring” natural tofu can also be used to conjure up delicious, crispy, protein-rich bites that spice up every dish and even make it a highlight.

Therefore, today I would like to show you a recipe or a method of preparation that will definitely taste super delicious. I guarantee it won't be the last time vegan tofu recipes will try once you get a taste for it.

For this recipe you also need not a lot of ingredients and it is, like almost always with me, quick and easy to prepare. Because that's how I like it best! Standing in the kitchen for ages is not my thing at all and I don't think that's necessary to get a delicious and nutritious dish to cook.

In any case, today I opted for crispy sesame tofu with a delicious creamy sesame peanut sauce. There is also rice and fried broccoli, topped with a few peanuts. Because I love this "extra nutty crunch“On my dishes.

And now let's start with the delicious recipe, because I'm sure you're curious. Or?!

Crispy sesame tofu with tahini-peanut sauce (vegan, gluten-free)

Author: Bianca Zapatka
Crispy sesame tofu with a creamy homemade tahini and peanut sauce, served with rice and roasted broccoli. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, vegan, gluten-free and super tasty! Packed with good carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats! 😉
Dish lunch & dinner

ingredients

  • 400 g rice of your choice
  • 1 broccoli

For the tofu:

  • 400 g tofu
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of chilli
  • 3-4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp oil to taste (I used wok oil)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (toasted)
  • Salt pepper

Tahini peanut sauce:

  • 3 tbsp sesame tahini
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 5 tbsp water depending on the desired consistency
  • 1 clove of garlic pressed (optional)
  • a small piece of grated ginger (optional)
  • a squeeze of lemon or lime juice

Topping:

  • peanuts
  • sesame
  • Spring onions

Instructions

  • First, squeeze the liquid out of the tofu (this works best if you wrap the tofu in kitchen paper).
  • Then cut the tofu into cubes.
  • Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves and grate the ginger.
  • Mix the soy sauce, garlic, chili powder and ginger in a bowl and soak the tofu in it for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight).
  • Cook the rice in salted water according to the instructions on the packet.
  • Divide the broccoli into florets and cook in a saucepan with boiling salted water for approx. 6-8 minutes until al dente. Then pour off the cooking water and allow the broccoli to evaporate.
  • Mix the sesame seeds with the breadcrumbs on a plate and roll the marinated tofu in it.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu on all sides until crispy brown.
  • Heat the sesame oil in another pan and fry the drained broccoli for about 5 minutes on a high level.
  • Add the rest of the marinade from the tofu and fry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Then carefully scrape the browned crust off the bottom of the pan so that after a while you have some delicious, crunchy “crumbs”.
  • Finally, mix all the ingredients for the tahini peanut sauce in a container.
  • Arrange the cooked rice in bowls, spread the broccoli with the breadcrumbs on top and serve with the tofu, the tahini-peanut sauce and a few peanuts and fresh spring onions.
The nutritional values ​​are generated automatically and are only intended as a guide.

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