I love the spinach Goma-ae at my local Japanese restaurant and have just started trying to replicate their sesame dressing at home. This recipe isn’t exactly the same, but it’s still good. When I make Gomae-ae at home, I prefer to use steamed broccoli.
Japanese Sesame Dressing
My tweaks: I use sesame paste or plain tahini instead of grinding the sesame seeds myself. I add some roasted sesame seeds (whole) for texture.
- Orange Chick’n, Tofu and Broccoli
I was craving Chinese Orange Tofu, but still haven’t found a good Chinese place that delivers to my house. I had a bunch of ingredients on hand that I thought I could put together to make something similar, so I went looking and found this recipe for Sweet & Sour Quorn & Vegetable Stir Fry. OMG. So good! Who needs a Chinese restaurant?
My Tweaks: I used the juice of 2 organic oranges and 1 clementine and added the zest of the clementine to the marinade to bump up the orange flavor. Also substituted Sake for the sherry. I added a block of tofu to make the recipe enough to stretch out as leftovers. I used the dry fry method for the tofu and marinated it with the quorn. I substituted celery, carrots, scallions and broccoli for the vegetables (bell pepper, baby corn, zucchini) in the recipe. Also used tapioca starch instead of cornstarch to thicken the sauce and served over steamed brown rice.