Easy Braised Tofu




Easy Braised Tofu

Braised tofu is one of my favorite go to dishes when I’m in a hurry.  The soy sauce, garlic and oyster sauce mixture soaks in to the tofu during the cooking process giving the tofu a rich savory flavor.  This satisfying vegetarian dish can be served as a side or an entree.





2 14 oz packs of medium-firm tofu

¾ C soy sauce

¼ C oyster sauce

1 Tbs minced garlic (about 4 cloves)

1 tsp sesame oil

1 red chili pepper, minced (use as much or as little as you want)

3 gloves garlic, minced

1 bunch green onion, cut green parts into 1/2 inch, mince the white parts.



Step 1:    Drain tofu and then set in a strainer to remove excess liquid.   Mince garlic, green onion (white part), red chilly.


Step 2:    In a large frying pan, coat with oil and turn heat to medium high
Pat tofu dry with a paper towel, cut each block of tofu into 12 pieces
Carefully place cut tofu in a single layer into the hot pan, cook for about 5-6 minutes or until slightly brown. Carefully flip tofu and cook the other sides until slightly brown – about another 6-10 mins.



Step 3:    Add marinade and  garlic, red chilli, green onion.  Carefully coat the tofu with the marinade. Turn heat down to medium and let cook for another 5-10 minutes to allow the sauce to absorb into the tofu.