I hope you all are enjoying some of these recipes as much as I am! I love coming on this blog and seeing what my sisters are posting; it's inspiring and always mouth-watering! When I saw Aly's post of the Cold Asian Salad, I knew I had to make it ASAP! We, of course, grew up eating the same meals and have the same eagerness to enjoy all things Japanese whenever possible; I could tell it was a winner! I made the salad for lunch one day but we loved it so much and had enough leftover, I wanted it for dinner the next day too, In order to make it a more filling and complete dinner meal, I decided to add some tofu to round out the Asian inspiration.
It can be overwhelming to look at the tofu selection at your grocery store, but for this recipe make sure you get the extra firm type. (If you have soft tofu, it makes an excellent salad topping with some Asian dressing!). Open and drain the tofu and then pat dry with paper towels; soak up as much moisture as you can without losing the shape of the tofu.
Slice the tofu evenly 1/4-1/2" wide and place in a pan with heated olive oil.
While the tofu cooks (a couple minutes on each side until browned), peel and grate some fresh ginger to serve on the side.
Once the tofu is cooked, splash some soy sauce into the pan (step back, it'll sizzle!), and turn each piece to absorb the sauce, adding more if needed.
Finish with sprinkling sesame seeds on each side!
Along with Aly's Asian salad, I sautéed some spinach and shallots to go along with the tofu. Filling, healthy, and delicious, this meal earned a 5!