Weeknight Japanese Teriyaki Tofu Recipe

Looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that can be prepared in no time? This weeknight Japanese teriyaki tofu recipe is the perfect solution! Packed with flavor and loaded with health benefits, this dish combines the goodness of tofu with the irresistible taste of traditional Japanese teriyaki sauce. Let’s dive into the details of this mouthwatering recipe!

Japanese Teriyaki Tofu Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutesCook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutesYield: 2 servings

Ingredients to Make Delicious Japanese Teriyaki Tofu

  • 400 grams of firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated cane sugar
  • 7 grams garlic (grated)
  • 7 grams ginger (grated)
  • 30 grams of potato starch (4 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 scallion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions for Making Delicious and Perfect Healthy Japanese Teriyaki Tofu

Step One

Drain and slice the block of tofu into 5 slices. Place the tofu on a wire rack and drain it for at least 30 minutes. If you want to get this started in the morning, be sure to refrigerate the tofu as it drains.

Step Two

Mix the soy sauce, sake, and sugar to make the teriyaki sauce.

Step Three

Pat all sides of the tofu dry with paper towels.

Step Four

Rub the grated garlic and ginger onto all sides of the tofu and then dust every surface with a generous amount of potato starch.

Step Five

Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. Place the tofu in the pan with space between them, so they don’t stick together. Pan-fry the tofu until it’s browned on one side (3-4 minutes).

Step Six

Flip the tofu over and brown the second side (another 3-4 minutes).

Step Seven

Use paper towels to wipe out any excess oil from the pan.

Step Eight

Add the teriyaki sauce and glaze the tofu, flipping them over repeatedly until the sauce has thickened and formed a thick glaze around it.

Step Nine

Garnish with chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds to serve.

Nutrition Information on Japanese Teriyaki Tofu Recipe

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 16g | Saturated: Fat 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 1024mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin: A 60IU | Vitamin: C 3mg | Calcium: 285mg

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