Crispy fried tofu is another healthy, low calorie appetizer. The spicy Asian dipping sauce is based on ssam jaang, a Korean dipping sauce. In addition to Thai chili bird peppers, I’ve omitted rice wine vinegar and soy bean paste (both used when making ssam jaang – as I understand). I love meat – all meat. Even raw meat…and yet, I still enjoy this quick and easy to make dish! Hope you enjoy as well. Don’t forget to leave a comment below – thanks!
|1||package firm tofu – cut into bite size cubes|
|2||Tbsp. vegetable oil|
|1||large shallot – minced|
|4||gloves garlic – finely minced|
|2||Thai bird chili – finely minced|
|3||Tbsp. soy sauce|
|2||tsp. sesame seed oil|
|2||tsp. Korean hot pepper flakes (gochugaru)|
|2||tsp. sesame seeds|
|2||scallions – sliced|
1. dipping sauce
In a medium size bowl add garlic, Thai chili bird peppers, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, hot pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and scallions. Mix gently.
2. crispy fried tofu
Heat vegetable oil on high in large frying pan. On high heat, sear tofu on each side for 4-5 minutes, or until crispy. Serve.