Delicious hot or cold, you can make thick steak slices, cubes or triangles.
Pan Seared Ginger Tofu
1# of tofu, cut in thicker slices lengthwise
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
3T olive oil
1t fresh hot pepper *opt
2” fresh ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
In a hot sauté pan, add the oil and the garlic and sauté until just golden. Add the hot pepper and the tofu and pan fry until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Flip to brown the other side. Salt the tofu. Add in the ginger. When both sides are golden, add in the tamari and let it deglaze the pan some, flip after about a minute to the other side to get the same darkened color on the other side. Serve immediately or it is fantastic cold.
Serve as part of a simple meal of a grain like rice, and greens like kale and a sauce of your choosing. I love Sriracha sauce or homemade Hot Sauce.
You can vary the taste by pre-marinating the tofu in flavors of your choosing.
Ie; curry, and or other spices.