I recently got Moosewood's Simple Suppers from the library and after a cursory review, I marked lots of novel recipes to try. This book is definitely a winner for me!
The cookbook, made up of quick and easy recipes for dinners, contains several awesome-sounding tofu recipes (Lemon Herb Tofu, Tofu Masala), including this Sesame Tofu recipe. This very easy recipe added a little excitement to my frequently-made dish of steamed tofu and veggies. Of course, it's fried (in sesame oil), so its not a low fat dish (especially as I made peanut sauce to go on the side!) It was tasty - smoky and a little crunchy. The original recipe calls for sauteed spinach as the companion veggie, which has the advantage of clearing up all the lost sesame seeds in the pan.
I can't wait to try more recipes from this book!
Sesame Tofu (adapted from Simple Suppers):
8 oz extra firm tofu
1/8 cup+ sesame seeds
1 tbsp sesame oil
soy sauce (optional)
Cut the tofu into 8 rectangles. Spread the sesame seeds out on a plate and press each side of the tofu rectangles into the seeds, until well covered.
Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick pan and fry tofu gently for about 5 minutes on each side, turning gently. Add a little soy sauce and cook 1-2 more minutes.