Chinese Sesame Tofu Recipe
Chinese Sesame Chicken Style

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Chinese Sesame Tofu Recipe

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 lb Super Firm Tofu - Cubed
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Batter (Make 2 times)
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Cornstarch
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon Sherry
2/3 cup Water - Room Temperature
Sesame Sauce
1 cup Vegan Chop House Vegetable Stock Can substitute with Better than Bouillon, Chicken Base (Vegan)
1/2 cup Sesame Sauce Sugar
2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
1 tablespoon Chili Paste
1 tablespoon Garlic - Minced
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1/4 cup Water - Room Temperature
To finish
1 quart Vegetable Oil
1 tablespoon To finish Sesame Seeds

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Features:
  • Chicken Inspired
  • Tofu
Cuisine:

Zhù nǐ yǒu hǎo wèikǒu, bon appetit, vegan style, the Vegan Chop House way. The home of crazy good food.

  • 2.5 hrs
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • Batter (Make 2 times)

  • Sesame Sauce

  • To finish

Directions

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A vegan sesame tofu recipe to emulate the flavors of a great  Chinese sesame chicken. Made perfectly with tofu. Sesame Chicken has long been an American favorite at the Chinese restaurant. At the Vegan Chop House, we believe in marrying most of the flavors and textures from a non-vegans table to that of a vegans table. Without compromising the dish, this vegan sesame tofu recipe will bring you the rich and sultry flavors that you’d come to expect at your favorite Chinese restaurant.

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your taste buds. At the Vegan Chop House you can find a number of non-vegan favorites that have been painstakingly adapted to a vegan preference. Think being vegan is all about eating just fruits and vegetables without adding taste or texture. Think again. At the Vegan Chop House, it’s about enjoying crazy good food. Our vegan sesame tofu recipe is just one more example of a great vegan dish that brings pleasure to non-vegans and vegans alike. Don’t sacrifice your taste buds, try our Chinese vegan sesame tofu recipe.

We love Chinese food at the Vegan Chop House. To prove it we came up with a few other recipes for your pleasure. Try our Chinese Barbecue RibsChinese Lo MeinChinese Sweet and Sour Balls or Chinese Fried Rice.

Go ahead and dig in. No one said that omnivores get to have all the fun with food. Bon appetit, vegan style, the Vegan Chop House way. The home of crazy good food.

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Steps

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Ingredients

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Heat the oven to 400 F/ 204 C. Cut the tofu pack into 3/4 inch cubes. Place the cubed tofu into a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil. Mix the tofu and the oil. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place the tofu evenly onto the parchment paper.

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Place an ovenproof saucepan lid or other oven proof item onto a rack in the oven. The object is to raise one end of the pan up about 1/2 inch. When we raise up one end of the baking pan, it causes all liquids to run to one end of the baking pan. This helps in the baking process. Place the baking pan with tofu into the oven for 25 minutes.

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Check to see that the tofu is turning slightly golden in color. Spoon off any liquid that is pooling along the lower edge/corner. Turn the tofu over onto opposite edges. Continue to bake for another 25 minutes until golden brown in color. Remove the tofu and place on a paper lined plate. Allow to cool.

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Into a medium size mixing bowl, add the Batter ingredients. Whisk the ingredients together till you have a creamy smooth texture. Getting to the right viscosity is an important function that gets perfected with practice. The batter should be just thin enough that the whisk isn’t dragged through the batter by force. Place the cooled tofu into the batter mix. Coat well. Cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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Once you remove the battered tofu from the refrigerator, into a medium size mixing bowl, add the second preparation of Batter ingredients. Whisk the ingredients together till you have a creamy smooth texture. Getting to the right viscosity is an important function that gets perfected with practice. The batter should be just thin enough that the whisk isn’t dragged through the batter by force. Into a deep saucepan add the oil for deep frying. Do not add oil above half way up the saucepan. Approximately 2 inches deep of oil is required.

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Heat the oil to roughly 275 F/ 135 C. While the oil is heating, start to remove the tofu from the cold batter and place into the new batter mix. Cover well. Once the oil is hot enough start to gently and carefully place one piece of tofu at a time into the oil from the batter. The tofu should immediately sink. Place about 10 pieces into the oil and then stir from the bottom of the pan. The tofu balls will rise to the top. Do not crowd while frying. Once the balls turn a nice deep golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon/tool to a paper lined plate. Continue to repeat the process until all tofu is fried. Remove the oil from the heat.

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Place the Sauce ingredients into a small saucepan. Whisk until completely smooth. Heat on a medium heat while stirring continuously. Do not boil. A low simmer is all that’s needed to activate the starch. Simmer for 1 minute and then remove from the heat.

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Place the tofu and the sesame sauce into a warmed mixing bowl. Mix well to cover. Place the sesame seeds into a dry pan over high heat. Continue to stir until the seeds lose the white color. We are toasting the seeds. Once the seeds are a light brown, remove from the pan. Do not burn. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the plated Sesame Tofu. Serve and enjoy.

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