You are here: Home » Recipes » Five Spice Tofu Seared on One Side Five Spice Tofu Seared on One Side Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 servings This tofu dish gets its name from its caramelized side. The other side soaks up the flavors of steaming Chinese vegetables piled on top. PrintEmail Serve with basmati rice or couscous. Ingredients Ginger-Sesame Marinade:1/8 cup low-sodium soy sauce1 tablespoon rice vinegar1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil1 teaspoon sesame seeds2 teaspoons minced ginger root2 garlic cloves, mincedChinese Vegetables:2 cups shredded green cabbage2 cups shredded Napa cabbage or bok choy1 cup thin-sliced snow peas, cut on the diagonal1 cup thin-sliced carrots, cut on the diagonal8 scallions, sliced on the diagonalTofu Seared on One Side:1 pound firm tofu, cut lengthwise into 4 (1/2-inch-thick slices1 teaspoon light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon five spice powder2 teaspoons canola oil Instructions To make marinade: Combine all ingredients in a nonreactive small bowl and set aside. To make vegetables: Combine the vegetables in a medium bowl and set aside. To make tofu: Drain tofu slices on a paper towel 2 minutes per side. Mix sugar and five spice powder and sprinkle on both sides of tofu. Set aside. Heat oil in a nonreactive large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Place tofu in pan and cover with sliced vegetables. Cover pan and allow to cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Pour marinade over vegetables, cover, and continue to cook 2 minutes. Tofu will be golden brown and vegetables should be steamed tender. Remove vegetables from pan and place on 4 plates. Serve a slice of tofu on each bed of vegetables.