Sesame Seed-Crusted Tofu Bites

1 16-oz pkg extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes and patted dry with paper towels 1/3 cup sesame seeds 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon sugar vegetable oil for deep-frying, I used safflower Your choice of sauce for dipping: Thai chili sauce...

Thai Spicy Lobster and Pineapple Curry (Kaeng Kung Mangkawn)

1/4 cup coconut cream 2 tablespoons red curry paste (I’ll have a recipe up sometime) 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon palm sugar 1 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 cups pineapple wedges (fresh preferred, but canned is acceptable) lobster tail meat from a 1 1/2-2 lb....

Pan-Fried Tofu with Caramelized Sauce

This Japanese tofu dish is a modern rendition that I found in “Japanese Cooking” by Kazuko and Fukuoka (published by Barnes and Noble) — the combination, surprisingly (to me), works, especially the the use of butter and garlic chips. Two thumbs up from my kids. I’ve...

Het Phat Tao-Huu (Mushrooms with Tofu)

1 16-oz package firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes For marinating: 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 teaspoons thin soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon minced ginger For the sauce: 1/3 cup chicken stock 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1...