Tofu Frit aux Épices à l'Ail Noir et Sucre d'Érable avec Sauce Asiatique au Beurre de Sésame

Fried Tofu with Black Garlic and Maple Sugar Spices with Asian Sesame Butter Sauce

Imagine biting into a perfectly crispy cube of tofu, coated in the savory spices of black garlic and maple sugar, revealing a tender and deliciously flavorful interior. Then imagine this piece of tofu dipped in a creamy Asian sauce, with its notes of tahini, sesame oil and a sweet hint of maple syrup, creating a combination of flavors that dances on your tongue. As an accompaniment, vegetables grilled to perfection, whose slight bitterness contrasts with the sweet flavor of the sauce and tofu. And finally, everything is served with a generous portion of jasmine or basmati rice, which completes the meal and gives you a feeling of satiety and satisfaction. This recipe for fried tofu with black garlic and maple sugar spices with Asian sesame butter sauce is more than just a dish, it's a culinary experience that will delight your taste buds and take you on an unforgettable taste journey.

Ingredients :

For the fried tofu:

For the Asian tahini sauce:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

For the grilled vegetables:

  • Broccoli, bock choy, cauliflower, etc. (according to availability and tastes)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the accompaniment:

  • Jasmine or basmati rice

Preparation :

Fried tofu:

  1. Drain the tofu and squeeze it to remove as much water as possible. Cut it into bite-sized cubes.

  2. Mix the flour and spices in a bowl. In a second bowl, beat the eggs. Place the breadcrumbs in a third bowl.

  3. Roll the tofu cubes in the flour mixture, then in the eggs, and finally in the breadcrumbs.

  4. Heat a large amount of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and fry until golden brown on all sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Asian tahini sauce:

  1. In a bowl, combine the tahini, sesame oil, fish sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Whisk until you get a smooth sauce.

Grilled vegetables :

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush the vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper.

  2. Place vegetables on grill and grill until tender and lightly charred, turning occasionally.

Rice :

  1. Prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package.

To serve :

  1. Serve the fried tofu cubes with the grilled vegetables and rice. Drizzle the Asian tahini sauce over the tofu and vegetables, or serve it on the side for dipping.

Enjoy your food !

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What type of tofu should I use for this recipe?

Use extra firm tofu for this recipe for the best texture.

Can I use other types of vegetables?

Of course, you can replace the suggested vegetables with your favorites depending on the season and your preference.

What is the flavor of this Asian tahini sauce?

Our sauce has a rich umami flavor with a hint of sweetness from maple syrup.

Can I fry the tofu in advance?

Yes, but tofu will be crispier if eaten immediately after frying.

Can I use maple syrup to replace maple sugar in the recipe?

Yes, maple syrup can be used as a substitute, but it might change the taste slightly.

How can I store leftover fried tofu?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat before eating.

What type of rice goes best with this recipe?

A jasmine or basmati rice would be perfect with this recipe.

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