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  • Makes: 6 servings

Kalbi Tofu


Recipe by: Mari
  • 1 package firm tofu 
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce 
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • ½ cup water 
  • 2 tbsp mirin 
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger 
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil 
  • 2 tbsp grated Korean pear, can substitute for Fuji apple 
  • 1 stalk green onion 
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds   

Instructions for Kalbi Tofu

Cut tofu into 8 pieces and set aside. Line a 13 x 9 container with paper towel or a clean kitchen towel. Place tofu on the towel and wrap it with more towel. Add a plate or bowl on top to press tofu for at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight in the refrigerator. 

In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, water, mirin, sesame oil, pear, green onion, and sesame seeds. Pour marinade on top of tofu in large container. Marinate at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

On medium heat, pan fry or grill tofu. Brush leftover marinade on both sides of tofu.

Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds.