Dubu Jorim

Shi (IG: @shi_cookin) / Food Content Creator, Brooklyn, NY; Photo by Shi

For the Tofu:
    • 1 box firm tofu
    • 2 pinches salt
    • 1-2 tbsp. oil
For the Sauce:
    • 1/2 tsp. The Perfect Purée Red Jalapeño Puree, thawed
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
    • 3 tbsp. water
    • 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp. sugar
    • 1/3 cup of scallions, chopped (you can use both white and green parts)
For the Garnish:
    • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
    • Toasted sesame seeds
1. Drain the liquid from the tofu package. Cut the tofu block into 1/2 inch thick rectangular pieces.
2. Place the tofu pieces onto a plate with a paper towel. Season with a pinch of salt. Flip over tofu pieces and season with another pinch of salt.
3. Place another paper towel on top of the tofu pieces. Set aside.
4. To prepare the sauce – in a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients. Mix well. Set aside.
5. The tofu pieces should be dry enough to start cooking now. Heat 1-2 tbsp. of oil in a non-stick skillet on medium heat (you might need less oil depending on the
size of your skillet), slowly add in the tofu pieces and sprinkle a pinch of salt on top. Sear until golden brown and crispy. Do the same for the other side.
6. After both sides are golden brown, add in the sauce mixture and simmer the sauce on low-medium heat until it is slightly thick. It should take around 3 minutes (you can slightly shake the skillet to make sure the sauce is touching all the tofu pieces).
7. Plate it up and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and scallions!