‘Otsumami’ is something to nibble often with drink which is most likely alcoholic drink. This is a perfect ‘Otsumami’. Crunchy Peanuts and fried Tofu are dressed with sweet miso sauce. Easy, quick and yummy! If you have a toaster oven, you can toast the Tofu pieces, and it is even easier.
2 to 4 Servings
200 to 300g Firm Tofu *cut into small cubes
1 tablespoon Oil
1/2 cup Unsalted Roasted Peanuts
2 tablespoons Miso *dark colour type recommended
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Mirin
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) or Ground Chilli *optional
- In a small bowl, combine Miso, Sugar and Mirin.
- Dry Tofu cubes with paper towel. Heat Oil in a frying pan and cook Tofu cubes until nicely browned and crunchy. Add Peanuts and stir-fry for a few minutes and remove from heat.
- Add the miso sauce and combine well. The remaining heat will cook the sauce slightly.
- Sprinkle some Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) or Ground Chilli if you like and enjoy with your favourite drink.