Recipe courtesy of Sam Choy

Tofu Poke

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Oil, for deep frying

1 pound firm tofu, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

Cornstarch, for dredging

1-ounce shiitake mushrooms, sliced

2 ounces tomato, diced

2 ounces cucumber, diced

1-ounce bean sprouts

1/4 cup furikake

Poke Sauce, recipe follows

Directions

  1. Preheat oil in either a large Dutch oven or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F.
  2. Dredge cubed tofu in cornstarch and deep-fry in preheated oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels until ready to use. Toss fried tofu and vegetables in a mixing bowl with the Poke Sauce.

Poke Sauce:

  1. 2 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup soy sauce
  3. 1/2 cup sesame oil
  4. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until sugar has dissolved.

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