Recipe: Perfect Fermented Chili Tofu

Fermented Chili Tofu.

You can have Fermented Chili Tofu using 10 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Fermented Chili Tofu

  1. Prepare of Hardware.
  2. It’s 1 of Lots and lots of paper towels.
  3. Prepare of Ingredients.
  4. You need 14 oz of block of extra firm tofu.
  5. It’s of Brine.
  6. You need 3/4 of cup of spring water.
  7. You need 1/4 cup of of vodka.
  8. Prepare 1 tsp of of sea salt.
  9. You need 2 tbsp of sesame oil.
  10. It’s of red pepper flakes.

Fermented Chili Tofu instructions

  1. Rinse the tofu under running water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Next, we are going to squeeze some extra moisture out of the tofu. Place a paper towel lined colander in large bowl. Place the tofu on the paper towels. Cover with more paper towels. Place a bowl or plate on top of that. Put something heavy on top and press the tofu for 2 hours. Discard any moisture that may have accumulated and pat dry.
  3. On a large baking sheet, place a layer of paper towels. Cut the tofu into 1/2" squares and arrange on the baking sheet leaving some space in between each cube. Cover with more paper towels.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Let the tofu cubes rest overnight for 24 hours.
  6. Remove the aluminum foil and the top layer of paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with red pepper flakes. Use as much as you want depending on your taste.
  7. Combine the spring water, sesame oil, vodka, and salt. Mix well.
  8. Place the tofu cubes in a 20 ounce container and add the brine.
  9. Cover and place on a sunny window sill for 3 days.
  10. Next, let the tofu rest in your refrigerator for an additional 10 days.
  11. Enjoy with raw veggies, in a stir-fry, as an onigiri filling, or by itself.

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