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spicy braised tofudubu-jorim 두부조림
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Rinse tofu in cold running water and dry it with cotton or paper towel. Cut it into ¼ inch thick bite size pieces.Add the cooking oil to a non-stick pan and heat it up over high heat.Gently set the tofu onto the pan and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Rotate the pan to cook the tofu evenly. When the bottoms get a little crunchy, flip them over one by one with a spatula. Let cook another 7 to 8 minutes until both sides of each tofu piece are a little crispy and golden brown. Transfer the tofu to a plate. Keep the leftover oil.Heat up a small pan over medium high heat and add the leftover oil.Add chopped onion, garlic, and green onion (less 1 tablespoon, to be used for a garnish later). Stir with a wooden spoon for a few minutes until the onion gets a little crispy. Add the sauce and keep stirring until it reduces a bit and thickens.Add tofu and braise for a minute until the tofu absorbs some of the flavor of the sauce. Add some toasted sesame oil and stir.Sprinkle some sesame seeds over top and the rest of the chopped green onion. Serve right away with rice.

Step 2

Therapy Jefferson, MD joined 5/20 & has 3 commentsPosted January 1st, 2021 at 12:15 pm | Log in to reply. I just made this, very easy recipe. I like the texture of the fried tofu and the spice was just right. Thank you!See full size image Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 79 commentsPosted January 8th, 2021 at 7:19 am | Log in to reply. Awesome! ajaykaran New York joined 11/20 & has 1 commentPosted November 27th, 2020 at 10:29 am | Log in to reply. Maangchi – this is such an easy recipe, and came out delicious.And it took less than 20 minutes to make.See full size image snailpolish United States joined 8/20 & has 1 commentPosted August 5th, 2020 at 5:17 pm | Log in to reply. This is my favorite recipe!! It’s so easy and delicious; I make this for my girlfriend at least once a week. I’ve done a few different variants, but my favorite way is to sub the gochugaru for gochujang and fry the tofu in coconut oil for a little sweetness. This recipe made me love cooking in a way I never did before. Thank you Maangchi!!!See full size image Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,051 commentsPosted August 31st, 2020 at 8:38 am | Log in to reply. Delicious tofu on rice! That’s all we need! “This recipe made me love cooking in a way I never did before.” I’m so happy to hear that! JANELC57 TORONTO joined 7/20 & has 2 commentsPosted July 5th, 2020 at 1:28 pm | Log in to reply. This was amazing! I used a medium tofu and cut the pieces in bigger cubes so once cooked it would be firm on the outside and soft on the inside. I also more than doubled the sauce. With the doubled recipe, I used 1 Tbsp of red pepper flakes and 1 of gochujang paste. It was a bit too hot for us so I added more water, soy sauce, sugar and a bit of corn starch and water to thicken it up (which is why the sauce was more than double). It was outstanding! Served over rice with braised bok choy as a side. My daughter was disappointed the small amount of left overs got eaten before breakfast the next day. Will make again and often. Thank you again Maangchi! Faycrawford Florida joined 6/20 & has 1 commentPosted June 8th, 2020 at 12:39 am | Log in to reply. I made this couple time..My husband don’t eat tofu so much but for this recipe ..he luv itSee full size image Nathan Heuton Vancouver, WA joined 2/20 & has 1 commentPosted February 16th, 2020 at 12:44 am | Log in to reply. I don’t usually like tofu but this recipe was very good! Katrina B. Tennessee, USA joined 2/20 & has 1 commentPosted February 3rd, 2020 at 2:50 pm | Log in to reply. Maangchi, this was my first Korean dish that I’ve made! It was delicious. Unfortunatley, I have eaten and shared it all so I could not take a photo :). I had a large mushroom in the fridge that needed to be used, so I added it to this. The mushroom became extrememely rich. If you do this, I would recommend sauteeing the mushrooms seperatley, putting it in a bowl while you add the sauce and begin braising the tofu, and then adding it in close to the end. Otherwise, the mushrooms will soak up the flavor that you want the tofu to soak up and the mushrooms become too rich.I will will be trying more recipies soon. I’ve got my eye on mapo tofu for my second dish. ProfessorM New York city joined 8/19 & has 1 commentPosted August 27th, 2019 at 10:16 pm | Log in to reply. This recipe is easy! My first dubujorim!I also added two hard boiled eggs in the mix.See full size image