The restaurant version included egg, as many tofu steaks do, but I wanted to keep this version vegan. You could certainly incorporate egg if you wanted to make it more substantial. Baking is also an option to make it more healthy. This is a quick and easily adaptable recipe. It does help to use a cast iron skillet for that sizzling effect, but any pan is fine.
Tofu Steak with Miso and Ginger
1 (14-ounce) block extra firm tofu
1 tablespoon white miso
6 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons finely grated ginger
Vegetable oil for frying
Scallions and sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Drain and rinse tofu. Cut into 6 slices. Place tofu slices between clean kitchen towels (or paper towels) on a dish or cutting board. Gently press to remove excess water.
In a small bowl, mix together miso, water, and ginger.
Heat a little vegetable oil in a skillet. Fry tofu until golden on both sides. Reduce heat to low.
Pour miso mixture over and between tofu slices and cook until sizzling.
Just before serving, garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
Related: Try This! Baked Tofu
(Image: Emily Ho)