Black Pepper Tofu

author: steveandsarah

created: 2012-10-30 16:57:59

servings: 4


This recipe is simplified from one from Yottam Ottolenghi... it's become our other go-to tofu recipe, apart from the "Very Delicious Tofu #2" on this very website. It's very peppery, so not a big hit with the kids, unfortunately. I often end up making half the tofu with this sauce for us, and half with the #2 sauce for them.


1 lb firm tofu, cut into small cubes 2 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger 1/2 onion, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp black pepper (yes, Tbsp) 4 Tbsp soy sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar 8 scallions, cut into 1" pieces Fry the tofu in some vegetable oil until somewhat browned; set aside. Cook the ginger, garlic, and onion on medium-low heat with a bit of oil for 10-15 minutes until soft. Add the soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and tofu, and heat up for a minute or two, then stir in the scallions.