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Crispy Gochujang Korean Tofu

by: claire cary

This baked Gochujang Korean tofu is crispy, packed with flavor and perfectly spiced. Serve it with your favorite veggies and fresh white rice for a quick and nutritious vegan dinner.
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
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Ingredients

Tofu

  • 1 16 ounce block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free breadcrumbs can sub regular breadcrumbs

Sauce

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ cup gochujang/red chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons honey sub maple syrup for vegan
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the tofu from the package and drain off the excess liquid. Wrap in a towel and lightly press to absorb the liquid.
  • Cut into about 1 inch cubes and add to a bowl.
  • Toss with the soy sauce, then cornstarch, then breadcrumbs until well coated.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and try to ensure no pieces of tofu touch each other. This helps it get crispier.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then turn off the oven and let sit an additional 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together all ingredients aside from the water/cornstarch for the sauce in a small pot.
  • Whisk together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and add to the pot. Whisk, then heat over low/medium heat until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken. Remove from the heat to let it thicken further.
  • When the tofu is done, let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a bowl. Toss with half of the sauce (reserve the rest for serving) until well coated.
  • I served mine with rice, cucumber, carrot, avocado and sesame seeds. Also delicious with broccoli or just as is!
Serving: 1cup / Calories: 192kcal / Carbohydrates: 30g / Protein: 8g / Fat: 4g / Fiber: 1g / Sugar: 11g

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