Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baked Tofu

Here's a basic baked tofu recipe we tried tonight and really liked. It's flavorful and could easily be combined into another meal.

The recipe is from

Baked Tofu Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra firm tofu
  • Marinade:
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger OR 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic OR 1/2 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • pinch cayenne
  • fresh ground black pepper

Marinating and Baking the Tofu:

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients in a jar, screw the lid on tight, and shake until well mixed
  2. Press the block of tofu between an old dishtowel or paper towels to remove any excess water
  3. Slice the tofu in 1/2 inch slices, and lay side-by-side in a flat baking pan
  4. Spread the marinade over and under the tofu slices
  5. Cover and marinate 1 hour or more in the fridge, turning once or twice if possible
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  7. Drain off the excess marinade
  8. Bake 30 minutes
  9. Turn over halfway through the baking
  10. Less baking time, if it looks very done halfway thruough
  11. Broil for a few minutes on each side to give the baked tofu a crusty finish

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