Sesame Tofu with Soy Marinade

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This easy sesame tofu with soy marinade is so crispy and it’s perfect for dipping in your favourite hot sauce. Serve with rice for a delicious vegetarian dinner.

Crispy tofu is just such a dream ✨

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I love how crispy and amazing this tofu turned out. I used a combination of sesame seeds and panko breadcrumbs to make it extra crunchy and tasty.

It’s so good that you can serve it really simply. I had it with rice, sriracha and soy sauce plus a sprinkling of spring onions but it would be great in sandwiches or in salads or any other way you can think of to serve it. 

I know tofu gets a bad wrap for being bland sometimes but it really just needs a bit of love and attention. Whether it’s tofu tacos, tofu curry or a tofu sandwich the key is getting it good and crispy and adding bags of extra flavour.

Overhead shot of sesame crusted tofu with soy sauce and hot sauce

Chopsticks holding crispy tofu with sesame coating

Why we love this sesame tofu…

It’s super crispy thanks to the sesame seed and panko coating then being fried in a little oil until the outside is browned all over.

This is a super versatile vegetarian recipe which can be served with rice or in pretty much any other way…I think it needs to go in a burger next.

It has an amazing flavour from the delicious soy and sesame marinade which you pour over the tofu before coating in the breadcrumbs.

Overhead shot of sesame tofu with sauce and herbs on a marble background

Close up of crispy fried tofu on a grey plate

Sesame Crusted Tofu Ingredients

Tofu: Make sure you get firm tofu and press well before using

Marinade: Made from a mixture of sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and chilli flakes

Flour & Cornflour: To coat the tofu 

Egg: Whisked with a little water to get the crispy coating to stick

Sesame Seeds & Panko: To coat the tofu and get that amazing crispy outside

Overhead shot of sesame tofu on a grey plate

Crispy piece of tofu in chopsticks being dipped in hot sauce

How to make crispy tofu with sesame & panko

Marinate the tofu: Press the tofu then whisk together all the marinade ingredients and pour over the tofu.

Crumb the tofu: Slice the tofu and dip each one first in the flour, then the egg and then the panko and sesame seeds.

Fry: Fry the slices in a little hot oil until browned on all sides then drain on kitchen paper.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

Grey plate of crispy fried tofu with sauce and herbs on a marble surface

Pieces of sesame tofu on a grey plate with herbs

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Grey plate of crispy fried tofu with sauce and herbs on a marble surface

Sesame Tofu with Soy Marinade

This easy sesame tofu with soy marinade is so crispy and it's perfect for dipping in your favourite hot sauce. Serve with rice for a delicious vegetarian dinner.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 400 g Tofu drained and pressed
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Water
  • 70 g Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Panko
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Spring Onions, Rice and Soy Sauce to serve

Instructions

  • Press the tofu for at least 10 minutes. Whisk together the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and chilli flakes. Place the pressed tofu in a bowl and pour over the marinade, set aside while you prep the other ingredients.
  • Mix the flour and cornflour together on a plate. On another mix the panko and sesame seeds. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with the water. Remove the tofu from the marinade and slice. Toss each slice of tofu in the flour followed by the egg followed by the panko and sesame.
  • Heat the vegetable oil over a medium high heat. Add the tofu and fry until browned on all sides. Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Serve with rice, soy sauce and sliced spring onions.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Tofu with Soy Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 312mg13%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 96IU2%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Debono
    03/09/2019 at 9:33 AM

    5 stars
    I’ve never tried tofu but this sesame tofu looks delicious. I love how it can be eaten as a main course or a snack!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    03/09/2019 at 9:38 AM

    5 stars
    Omgosh! This looks so delicious and inviting! I love the marinade, all the sesame seeds and the panko crumbs are a definite plus!! Can have this as an appetizer or delicious vegetarian dinner as you suggest!

  • Reply
    Tatiana
    03/09/2019 at 11:48 AM

    5 stars
    This recipe might be the reason I start eating more tofu haha thank you! Those flavours sound DIVINE.

  • Reply
    Suzanne
    03/09/2019 at 12:15 PM

    5 stars
    This tofu looks extra crispy, just how I like it! I can already smell the delicious smell of toasted sesame.

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    03/09/2019 at 12:43 PM

    5 stars
    I love how crunchy and flavorful this sesame tofu is. It is cooked perfectly.

  • Reply
    Kankana Saxena
    05/09/2019 at 4:20 AM

    5 stars
    My husband doesn’t like tofu but something tells me he is going to love this!

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