Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Serves 4

Looking for something to serve the vegetarians at your dinner party? Try this dish with warm tofu and a spicy sauce made with garlic, sesame seeds and hot pepper and impress even your meat eating guests.


  • 1 (14-ounce) package soft tofu (not silken)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse Korean hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  1. Rinse off the tofu with cold water and then place in a medium-sized saucepan with enough water to cover. Once tofu begins to simmer, cover the pan and keep warm over a low heat.
  2. Mash minced garlic in garlic press and put in a medium-sized bowl with the scallion, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, red-pepper flakes and sugar. Mix to combine well.
  3. Carefully remove the tofu from the saucepan and pat dry with paper towels. Put on a plate and drizzle the sauce over the tofu and on the sides. Serve immediately.


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