Sesame 'n' Pepper Tofu Steak Recipe

Sesame 'n' Pepper Tofu Steak

Total Time: 25 minutes without prep

Serves: 2

An essential ingredient in most Japanese and Asian cuisines, black sesame paste or “neri goma'' is a thick black paste that tastes like roasted nuts with deep earthy undertones. Usually used as a filling for pastries and baked goods, it is sweetened with sugar or honey and is a popular item across Asian bakeries. In this plant-based recipe, we marinate tofu steaks in our Black Sesame + Timur Pepper Stir Fry Sauce sauce to create a juicy steak with unique flavours!

Chef’s note:

To enjoy extra flavourful steaks, leave them to marinate in the fridge overnight and start cooking the night before your steak party.


  • 4 tablespoons of Boombay’s Black Sesame + Timur Pepper Stir Fry Sauce
  • 1 packet of Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Lettuce of choice, preferably Iceberg

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  1. Drain the water of extra firm tofu and marinate the whole block of tofu in 2 to 3 tablespoons of our Black Sesame + Timur Pepper Stir Fry Sauce
  2. Keep the tofu in the marinade for 15 minutes to an hour
  3. Peel the carrot and wash it nicely
  4. Wash the lettuce and keep it in ice-cold water until ready to use
  1. Heat a grill or a cast iron or a non-stick pan and add oil
  2. Grill the marinated tofu steak until the grill line appears and if you are cooking on a pan, cook until the tofu is golden brown on all sides
  3. Brush our Black Sesame + Timur Pepper Stir Fry Sauce on the tofu steak once it is out of the pan
  4. Cut the carrot into thin slices or blanch it first and then cut
  5. Shred the lettuce into bite-size pieces
  6. Arrange the tofu steak on a big plate along with a side of carrot slices and lettuce
  7. Drizzle over our Black Sesame + Timur Pepper Stir Fry Sauce and enjoy