Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekday dinner: seared tofu

After Tuesday's big potluck lunch, I really needed a dinner that was on the lighter side.  I decided to use the firm Hodosoy tofu and carrots that I bought at the market on Sunday, along with a bell pepper and half and onion that were sitting in my fridge.  I sliced and marinated the tofu in a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, a little balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and ginger powder.

The bell pepper and onion were thinly cut and then caramelized and sauteed, respectively, with a little of the marinade; the carrots were cut and steamed before a brief saute.  I seared the tofu pieces and served them and the vegetables with freshly steamed rice.  Simple and satisfying.