Photo: Maya Visnyei
Are your kids not sure about tofu? This sesame and sweet chili tofu recipe uses soft tofu, which is mild-tasting and almost custard-like.
600 g soft (not silken) tofu, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped green onion
Place tofu in a pot in a single layer and cover with cold water. Place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low to keep tofu warm.
Heat a small frying pan on medium-low. Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 min or until well toasted. Scrape into the bowl of a mortar and pestle.
Crush with pestle until half the seeds are powdery. (If you don't have a mortar and pestle, crush seeds using the flat edge of a large knife against a cutting board.) Transfer to a bowl. Crush garlic in a similar fashion. Add to sesame seeds along with soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil.
Carefully remove tofu from water and slice into pieces. Place on a platter, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with green onion.
Calories 199, Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 8g, Fat 17g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 384mg.
Originally published in the Today's Parent March 2014 issue.
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