Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recipe: Baked Tofu

Well, after all the craziness today I decided that cooking should help take my mind off of things until the hubby is home and safe. Tonight I made a simple baked tofu. You don't have to use tofu though, you can use this marinade with anything you like (chicken, seafood, etc.). You can also adjust it! 

Ingredients:
-1 package Lite Firm Tofu
-3 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
-3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
-1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ~1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
-1/2 Tablespoon Mustard Powder
-1 tsp Black Pepper
-1 tsp Dry Ginger
-Sesame Seeds (optional)

Preparation:
-Turn oven to 400F
-Drain tofu of any water and press as much excess water out as you can; 
(if you have the time, set the tofu block wrapped in a paper towel between two heavy objects, such as a book or a pot and the countertop, for ~10 minutes or more to get rid of more water)
-Slice to tofu into rectangle blocks. I like mine to be more thin 
-Mix all ingredients, apart from the tofu, together in a bowl



-Place tofu into mixture, be sure to coat all pieces
-You can either cook right away or allow the tofu to marinate. Tofu will absorb flavors that it is in contact with, so it's good to let it marinate 



-Place tofu and all excess marinade into baking dish and bake for 40 minutes
(the marinade is probably going to burn, but cooking at this time and temperature makes a more 'crisp' tofu and less gooey)

I served this with steamed broccoli and whole grain cous cous:

Yum Yum

Let me know if you have any questions! :)

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