Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sesame Noodles with Miso Baked Tofu

Sesame Noodles with Miso Baked Touf

We have an independent grocery store in our neighborhood and I am addicted to their sesame noodles, which I have been eating lately because of the extremely hot SoCal days.  I realized I could easily make the noodle salad if I just tried.  I think this recipe is comes pretty close and I added a Miso baked tofu to round out this tasty vegan meal.  My Tasting Partner said the noodles were better than what we get from our local store, and he loved the Miso baked tofu.

recipes after the jump
Sesame Noodles 

Prep Time:  10 Minutes
Cook Time:  10 Minutes

Servings: 4


12 ounces, Angel Hair Noodles, Cooked And Drained

1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sugar
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
4 Tablespoons Canola Oil

4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
1/2 cup cashews
1 shredded carrot

Preparation Instructions
Whisk soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame seed oil, hot chili oil and canola oil together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.

Place drained, warm noodles in a bowl, pour sauce over and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions, cashews and shredded carrots.  Toss again and serve.

Miso Baked Tofu

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16-20 minutes

serves 4-6


1 container firm tofu, well pressed

1/3 cup miso
3 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy milk
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp granulated garlic
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oil (olive, sesame or vegetable)
dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

sesame seeds (optional)

Pre-heat oven to broil or highest setting. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Combine all ingredients except tofu and oil using blender or mixer. Slowly add oil and mix until smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into wide bowl or pan.

Cut tofu into 1/2 inch thick pieces and dip into miso mixture until coated with a thin layer, reserving some of the mixture.

Gently lay tofu pieces on covered cookie sheet. Broil 8-10 minutes until golden brown and slightly crisp. Remove from oven.

Turn the pieces over and "baste" another layer of miso mixture over the pieces with a spoon. Broil 8-10 more minutes until browned and crisp. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired and enjoy!

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