Soy-Glazed Tofu with Green Beans


▢ 1 firm tofu
▢ 1 tablespoons cornstarch
▢ 2 tablespoons sesame oil
▢ 1 cup chopped green beans
▢ ½ cup shallots, finely chopped
▢ 3 tablespoons soy sauce
▢ 1½ tablespoons water
▢ ½ teaspoon ground ginger
▢ ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation & Cooking:

  1. Slice the tofu block in half and press between towels for 10 minutes to remove excess moisture.
  2. Chop green beans and shallots.
  3. Whisk together soy sauce, water, sugar, ginger, and black pepper for the sauce.
  4. Cut the pressed tofu into cubes and coat with cornstarch.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a pan, stir-fry tofu for 10-15 minutes until browned and crispy. Set aside.
  6. Add the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil to the wok, stir-fry shallots and green beans for 5 minutes until shallots are translucent.
  7. Add the sauce and tofu to the wok, cook for 3-5 minutes to thicken the sauce.