You are here: Home » Recipes » Spicy Sesame Seared Tofu Spicy Sesame Seared Tofu Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 2 servings Serve this spicy tofu over mixed greens or basmati rice. For a milder version, omit the chili paste. PrintEmail Ingredients Asian Marinade:2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce, plus more for serving2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil2 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons minced ginger root teaspoon red chili paste with garlic*1 teaspoon rice vinegarSesame Crust:2 tablespoons sesame seeds1 tablespoon black sesame seeds*2 teaspoons Cajun SpiceTofu Steaks:1 pound firm tofu, cut from the small side into 6 pieces1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil, for searing1/2 lemon, cut into wedges Instructions To make marinade: Combine all ingredients in a nonreactive small mixing bowl. Set aside. To make crust: Combine all ingredients on a plate. Set aside. To make steaks: Place the tofu in a single layer in a nonreactive baking dish. Add the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain the tofu and set it on a paper towel to dry. Turn the steaks over and dry the other sides. Press each slice of tofu into the crust mixture. Be sure to coat both sides. Heat the oil in a nonstick or heavy cast-iron skillet over high heat. Place the tofu in the skillet and sear 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown. Turn the tofu over and repeat the process. After searing, remove the tofu from the pan. You can drizzle additional tamari or soy sauce over the tofu and add a squeeze of lemon before serving. *Chili paste with garlic can be found in Asian stores.