Sesame Baked Tofu
Baking tofu makes it meaty and chewy, and this is a quick and basic marinade to try if you're new to baking tofu. Serve these marinated tofu strips as an entrée or use as a salad topper or as a meat substitute in a sandwich.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- 2 blocks firm or extra-firm tofu, well pressed
Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger powder and transfer to a wide, shallow pan.
Slice the tofu into ½-inch-thick strips or triangles.
Place the tofu in the marinade and coat well. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet well with nonstick spray or olive oil, or line with foil. Place tofu on sheet.
Bake for 20–25 minutes, turn over, then bake for another 10–15 minutes or until done.
Calories: 99 | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 314mg | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 9g
For marinated baked tofu dishes, a ziplock bag can be helpful in getting the tofu well covered with marinade. Place the tofu in the bag, pour the marinade in, seal, and set in the fridge, turning and lightly shaking occasionally to coat all sides of the tofu.