Braised Tofu

by @the.korean.vegan Recipe:⠀
1 box extra firm tofu (pressed)⠀
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⠀
1/4 sliced red onion⠀
1/4 sliced red bell pepper⠀
1 tsp minced garlic⠀
1/2 tsp salt⠀
1 tbsp gochugaru (Korean red pepper powder)⠀
1/4 cup soy sauce + 1 tbsp maple syrup⠀
1 cup veggie broth⠀
1/3 cup green peas (optional)⠀

How to make:⠀
After pressing tofu, slice into 1/3 inch width slices. In a very large non-stick pan, add extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, add tofu slices in one layer and cook until golden brown (~7-10 mins). Flip and continue cooking until both sides are golden brown (~5-7 mins). Once tofu is all cooked, remove from pan and set aside. To the same pan, add onions, red bell pepper, garlic, and salt and cook until veggies are softened. Add gochugaru, maple syrup, and soy sauce and add tofu back to the pan. Add veggie broth and try to get tofu submerged as much as possible. Bring to boil and then simmer while covered until liquid reduces to a thick glaze (~15-20 mins—keep your eye on it though since it could go faster). Add cooked peas at the very end (if frozen, just keep the lid on and let the steam do all the rest!). Enjoy with rice or between two pieces of bread or in kimbap! Enjoy! 

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