Recipe: Tofu Steak from "Restaurant to Another World"

Recipe: Tofu Steak from “Restaurant to Another World”

FEATURE: Cooking With Anime – Somehow, tofu tastes good?!? Only in “Restaurant to Another World” – http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/08/09-1/somehow-tofu-tastes-good-only-in-restaurant-to-another-world

Ingredients for the Tofu Steak:

Ponzu Sauce (adapted from here)
2/3 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
1/3 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 inch piece of konbu

Tofu Steak
1 block firm or extra-firm tofu
Salt
Olive Oil
Corn Starch
Daikon
Perilla leaves

To Make the Tofu Steak:

1. Start with the ponzu! Combine all ingredients together and set aside for at least 2 hours.

2. Once ponzu has had time to sit, split tofu blocks into four pieces. I did this by halving the whole block so it was about 1/2 inch thick, and then halving those pieces again.

3. Pat dry, season with salt on all sides, and place a heavy plate on top of the tofu. Prop up so one end is slanted down, and let the tofu drain, about 15 minutes.

4. In the meantime, grate daikon using a daikon grater or a cheese grater. Roll up perilla leaves and cut thinly in a chiffonade.

5. Pat tofu dry again, season with salt again, and sprinkle cornstarch on each side.

6. Heat oil over medium high. When ready, fry the tofu, about 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown all over. Remove and drain excess oil.

7. Plate with potatoes, carrots, and spinach. Garnish tofu steak with daikon, a spoonful of ponzu, and a sprinkling of perilla leaves.

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