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!
Dubu Jorim: Korean Spicy Braised Tofu [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 1 14-ounce block extra firm 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
- 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.
- Chop onion, green onion, and garlic.
- In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup water with 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon chili flakes, and 1 teaspoon sugar.
- Once tofu is golden on both sides, remove from heat.
- 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.
- Add tofu to sauce. Garnish with dash of sesame seed oil, sesame seeds, and green onion.
Inspired by Maangchi