Today’s recipe is dubu-jorim (spicy braised tofu). Quick dish, you need simple ingredients to prepare it and the best part is that you can eat it hot or cold, it doesn’t matter. Dubu-jorim is usually in Korean lunchbox (dosirak) because it stays fresh and tasty until lunchtime and it tastes just great.
So, ingredients for 3 portions:
- 360-400 g tofu
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 tsp roasted sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
For the sauce:
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp Korean chili powder (if you don’t have it substitute with ¾ tbsp chili powder+¾ tbsp paprika)
- ½ cup water
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Cut tofu into rectangle shapes and pat dry it with a paper towel.
- Heat cooking oil in a non-sticking pan over high heat. Add sliced tofu and cook it for ~8 min, flip it halfway through.
- While tofu is cooking, prepare sauce: mix all sauce ingredients and set aside.
- After the tofu is cooked, remove it from the pan. Add garlic and onion to the same pan and cook for a few minutes.
- Pour the sauce into the pan and simmer until sauce thickens then add tofu and cook for a few minutes to absorb some flavor. Pour roasted sesame oil, mix well and serve it with some sesame seeds and green onions on top.