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Pan-Fried Tofu with Sesame Dressing
(Serves 4 to 6)
1 pound firm tofu
2 tablespoons cooking oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons sesame paste
3 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup rice vinegar
3 cups shredded lettuce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Garnish: a few pieces of red pepper shreds and green onion shreds
- Rinse and drain tofu. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut it into 1 x 3-inch slices, ¼-inch thick.
- In a large non-stick skillet, add 2 tablespoons oil. Pan-fry tofu slices over medium-high heat until slightly brown on both sides.
- In a mixing bowl, combine sesame dressing ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
- Spread lettuce shreds evenly on a serving plate. Place tofu slices on top. Spoon sesame dressing over. Sprinkle sesame seeds on tofu slices. Garnish with red pepper shreds and green onion shreds.
© Dorothy Huang, 2005
As Houston, Texas’ renowned Chinese cooking teacher, Dorothy Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org) has taught thousands of people to embrace Chinese cooking in their homes. Her second cookbook, Chinese Cuisine, Made Simple, includes 160 mouth-watering recipes and beautiful color photographs.