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Recipe: Tofu in Hoisin Sauce with Sesame Seeds

Hoisin Sauce is made from soya beans, vinegar, plum sauce and other flavourings. It is sweet and spicy and the flavours combined with toasted sesame seeds complement this simple vegetarian dish


2 packets firm tofu (cut into 4 and 4 again)
2 spring onions (cut into 3cm lengths)
1 tsp minced garlic paste (or fresh)
1 tsp minced ginger (or fresh)
1/2 jar Wing Yip Hoi Sin Sauce (approximately 135ml)
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
475ml (2 cups) peanut oil

Cooking Method

Serves 2

Toast sesame seeds until a light golden brown in a dry non stick pan. Do not allow to burn.

Dice the tofu and place onto clean kitchen paper to dry. Heat oil in a wok and fry tofu in batches until light brown. Drain and keep warm.

Take out oil leaving 2 Tbsp and lightly fry minced ginger and garlic. Add Wing Yip Hoi Sin Sauce, white spring onion bottoms and water and bring to the boil.

Then add tofu and spring onion tops. Do not stir tofu too much or it will break up.

Transfer to a warm platter and scatter with toasted sesame seeds.