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  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp gochujang paste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • a pinch of caster sugar
  • 349g block silken tofu
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 1 heaped tbsp crispy onions


  • STEP 1

    Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over a gentle heat. As soon as they’re golden, remove the pan from the heat and tip the seeds on to a plate.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the gochujang paste with the sesame oil and a little soy sauce in a small bowl until smooth. Add the remaining soy sauce and caster sugar, and mix well.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the tofu and turn it out carefully onto a plate. This is best done by putting a plate over the opened packaging and flipping the whole block over. Now gently pull away the sides of the package from the tofu to release it down onto the plate.

  • STEP 4

    Pour the dressing over the tofu, then sprinkle with the sesame seeds, spring onion and crispy onions. Ideally, serve at room temperature or chilled, if you prefer.

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