2 servings; 5 min preparation; 15 min cooking time.
Today I wanted to make something Asian again, so I have good news for all vegetarians and vegan. The dish today is typical Japanese, it’s diary-free and gluten-free and it’s very healthy.
Miso is a typical Japanese condiment with a wide range of usage. It’s made of fermented soy beans, barley, rice or other grains mixed with koji mold. This ingredients give the miso different colours as it could be white, yellow, red or black. As darker it is, the stronger the flavour. Normally it’s used for soups, but you can make a delicious marinade with it.
There are many healthy benefits of eating miso. It contains very few calories, so it can help you losing weight. It’s full of proteins and contain valuable amino acids. It’s also a good source of vitamin B. Miso stimulates the digestive system and helps preventing cancer. All in all, Japanese people know how to start their day and stay healthy.
- 400 g tofu
- 4 tbsp red miso
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
Cut the tofu in 1 cm thick squares. Lay them on a piece of kitchen paper to drain the extra water.
Mix the miso and honey in a bowl. If it’s too thick, add a little bit of water. Taste if it needs any additional seasoning. Brush the tofu with the marinade.
Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Cook the tofu on both sides for 5 min or until fully cooked. Serve with sesame seeds and fresh chopped cilantro. Enjoy!