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Spicy Lemongrass Tofu

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 151.04 g tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and patted dry
  • 2 stalk lemongrass, very white bottoms only and finely minced
  • 29.58-44.37 ml sambal oelek chili paste
  • 29.58 ml peanut oil or 29.58 ml canola oil
  • salt
  • black sesame seeds (or combination of both) or white sesame seeds (or combination of both)


  1. Combine the chili paste and lemongrass.
  2. Season tofu with salt then coat with chili paste/lemongrass mixture. Allow the tofu to marinate for about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot enough; carefully add the tofu cubes. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until carmelized, careful not to crowd. Remove from oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Note: 1. Soft tofu produces a better 'bite', but firm tofu produces a crispier end product. 2. I might even consider sprinkling on the sesame seeds prior to cooking just as a test.

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