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Sesame Seared Tofu with Jalapeno Miso Dressing


My friends over at Duo Dishes used this recipe to showcase grapeseed oil.

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  • Dressing
  • 4 tablespoons mirin
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • Tofu
  • 10 ounces firm tofu, drained, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Kosher salt


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

For the dressing, blend all ingredients until smooth. Best if allowed to chill overnight.

Heavily coat one side of tofu with jalapeno miso dressing. Allow to marinate in fridge for 2 hours.

Once tofu is done marinating, heat a dry pan over medium heat.

While pan heats, spread a layer of sesame seeds and a pinch of salt on a plate and press non-marinated side of tofu into sesame seeds.

Hold hand just over bottom of pan to feel how hot it is. (You should feel heat emanating towards your hand.). When it’s ready, add both oils, swirl in the pan and lay in then the tofu (sesame side first). Cook on both sides until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.

Serve over a bed of greens and drizzle with extra dressing. Salt to taste.

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