Top Tofu Marinade

Top Tofu Marinade

Time Prep: Overnight         Actual 1- 1 1/2 hour 


  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp chili paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 grams extra-firm tofu

To press tofu, wrap the uncut block in a clean tea towel and position between two plates with a weighted item (e.g. a pot), on the top plate. Set aside for an hour. ‘Pressing’ removes liquid from the tofu allowing it to absorb the marinade.

In a bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, soy sauces, sesame oil, sugar, chili paste, garlic and olive oil – the lot. Cut tofu into desired segments and soak in the marinade overnight in a watertight container, flipping the pieces occasionally to evenly coat.

Add oil to med-high heat skillet. Once skillet is hot fry pieces for 3~4 minutes on each side, alternatively barbeque tofu on skewers with vegetables.

TIP: You can reserve extra marinade for cooking or use as a sauce to stir-fry vegetables.
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