Tofu! Who doesn’t love tofu? Okay, most people don’t seem to think they’d like it, but this recipe can change the minds of the most hesitant eaters. Okay, maybe not, but give it a try anyway!
This is my go-to recipe for tofu because you can get it marinating at the start of the week and cook it whenever needed. It’s great with steamed rice and veggies, or try it with my kale slaw recipe.
Tofu doesn’t taste like much on its own, so feel free to be creative and it’ll take on whatever flavours you want. Marinating is my favourite way to prepare tofu because it soaks up all the deliciousness of any sauce. It’s best to include some salt in the marinade to bring all the flavours together; that’s why I use soy sauce and tamari as the base for this marinade.
Some other tasty variations I’ve tried are:
- Adding Hoisin sauce, for sweetness (about 1 tablespoon)
- Adding Sriracha (or your favourite hot sauce) for some spice (to taste)
- Substituting the rice vinegar with lime juice for a fresh twist
This recipe is very easy to prepare. Just slice the tofu however you want (I typically prefer cubed), cover it in the marinade and leave it in the fridge at least overnight. If you don’t get around to cooking the tofu right away, you can leave it in the marinade for up to 3 days.
After the tofu has marinated, place it onto a baking sheet. I line my baking sheets with parchment for easy clean up, but it’s not required if you don’t have any available. If you aren’t using parchment, simply grease the pan so your tofu doesn’t stick. Place it into the oven at 350F for 10 minutes, then toss or flip the pieces, and place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
Volia! Your tofu is ready to eat! As I said earlier, you can eat this with just rice and steamed veggies, or on a salad, or in a salad bowl. Enjoy!
- • 1 350g package of extra firm tofu
- • 2 tbsp soy sauce
- • 2 tbsp tamari
- • ½ tbsp sesame oil
- • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- • ¾ tsp garlic powder
- Slice the tofu however you want (cubed works well).
- Toss tofu and remaining ingredients together in a container. Give it a good shake.
- Place it in the fridge for at least one night and up to 3 nights. If you get a chance give the tofu a shake to get the marinade over all the tofu pieces.
- Once the tofu is marinated, place it onto a baking sheet. Discard the excess marinade.
- Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, then flip tofu and place it back into the oven for 10 more minutes.