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Meatless Monday with Vegan Dubu Jorim: Korean Spicy Braised Tofu

Welcome to the Miratel blog for our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

We often write about the versatility of tofu and its ability to adapt to a variety of recipes from any culture because of how it takes on any flavour and texture depending on how it’s marinated and treated. We have features many examples of this versatility in recipes like Sweet & Spicy Cola Tofu, Crispy Chipotle Tofu, Maple Sesame Tofu, Beer Battered Fish Tofu and Tofu Sticky Fingers with Blue Cheese Sauce. According to the chef who created this Dubu Jorim: Korean Spicy Braised Tofu recipe, “This dubu jorim, or spicy braised tofu, is something that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes that will please every palate. Tofu is braised in a savory, spicy sauce made with red pepper flakes along with onion, garlic, and green onions. It’s crisp around the edges, but tender and juicy on the inside — perfect for serving with rice or noodles!” This delicious recipe comes courtesy of Melanie Sorrentino of Rich Bitch Cooking, a great vegan site with incredible food images via the consistently inspiring One Green Planet.

INGREDIENTS (serves 2-3)

  • 1 14-ounce block extra firm tofuvegan spicey braised korean tofu
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Green onion
  • Oil, as needed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru**
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Sesame oil, sesame seeds, and green onion for garnish
  • **Gochugaru is a Korean hot pepper paste – if not accessible to you, you can substitute with your preferred hot pepper flake or paste in a pitch but you may have to adjust the salt to your taste as gochugaru is a bit on the salty side.

PREPARATION

  1. Chop tofu into thin squares. Fry in skillet in a few tablespoons oil for 7-8 minutes on each side (or until golden) over medium-high heat.
  2. Chop onion, green onion, and garlic.
  3. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup water with 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon chili flakes, and 1 teaspoon sugar.
  4. Once tofu is golden on both sides, remove from heat.
  5. In a smaller pan sauté onion, garlic and green onion until golden. Add sauce to the vegetables. Simmer to thicken. Once sauce reduces, it’s done.
  6. Add tofu to sauce. Garnish with dash of sesame seed oil, sesame seeds, and green onion.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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One Response to Meatless Monday with Vegan Dubu Jorim: Korean Spicy Braised Tofu

  1. Gochugaru is actually not the Korean hot pepper pates, it is the Korean hot pepper powder. Gochujang is Korean hot pepper pates.

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