Listen, the world needs more tofu recipes, so bear with me. This is really a very good dinner!
I am as fond of meat and butter and decadently rich food as the next person, but I have to admit, there is something about tofu that makes me want to convert anyone who will listen.
It can take on all sorts of flavors, and holds up to frying, braising and lengthy marination. It goes particularly well with soy sauce, which is the base flavor for this dinner.
Give it a try. It’s cheap, quick and not half bad.
You will need: 14 oz extra-firm tofu, sliced into 8 pieces, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 3 tbs mirin, 1 tsp sugar, 1 onion, sliced in half and then into 1/2 moon slices, 4 cups spinach leaves, 4 tbs extra-virgin olive oil.
1 – In shallow dish or casserole, combine soy, mirin and sugar. Add the tofu slices and marinated for at least a 1/2 hour.
2 – While tofu is marinating, slice onions, and put large saute pan on medium heat. Add 2 tbs of oil and saute onions for about 10 or so minutes.
3 – Turn up heat, pile onions to on one side of the pan, and add more oil. Fry tofu on both sides until golden.
4 – Turn heat down to medium and add the spinach. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the leftover soy marinade to the pan and turn off heat.
Divide between 2 or 4 plates depending on whether this is a main course or appetizer. Add some sriracha sauce if you are so inclined.