All Year Long, Everyday Recipes, Hero

Gochujang Glazed Tofu

I have a fond memory hanging out in KoreaTown with my girlfriends eating Korean-style fried chicken and singing karaoke. This recipe is for them. I’m using tofu in this recipe but you can easily swap in chicken or other proteins. The sauce is amazing and the recipe makes more than you will need.

Make the Gochujang Sauce

What you need:

  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup Gochujang
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Dash of Worcestershire or fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame or sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

In a medium saucepan, heat the Gochujang with a dash of water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved then remove from heat. Let cool slightly, then stir in the other ingredients. You can make the sauce in advance, just bring it to room temp before coating tofu. 

Make Crispy Pan Fried Tofu

What you need:

  • 1 package firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup flour or cornstarch, or a combo
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Oil
  • Gochujang Sauce

Cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces and let dry on a kitchen towel. The less moisture, the more crispy it will get. In a large nonstick skillet, heat a glug of oil over medium high. Add a dash of salt and pepper to the flour and toss all the tofu pieces, to coat all sides in the flour. Gently place each piece of coated tofu in the pan, and brown all sides until golden. 

While warm, toss the crispy tofu in the Gochujang sauce and serve hot!