Easy oven baked tofu
Do you think you are not a fan of tofu? Boy, do I have just the thing to change your mind … This Easy Oven Baked Tofu is so crazy yummy, delicious, and addicting that you're going to be popping it like potato chips soon!
When I first made this oven baked tofuMy son – who was a teenager at the time – was still living at home and just like pretty much any other reluctant growing boy – I guess – he wasn't exactly what you might call a tofu fanatic.
But I remember the day I originally published this recipe. he devoured almost the entire batch before I even had a chance to take pictures … or even bake it!
I stood in the kitchen Place the marinated tofu cubes on a baking sheetWhen he came up to me and asked, "What is that?"
Before I even had the chance to answer in an almost scandalized voice: "THAT is tofu", as if he would be poisoned if he dared to touch it already devoured a bit and grabbed a second, followed by a third …
And then he said, "Wow, it's really good!" and went away.
Whoa … wait a minute. Really good? This was TOFU he just ateraw tofu! And he said is it really good? I couldn't believe my ears!
But wait, there's more … 40 minutes later when I'm finally up took the now baked tofu out of the oven, my son SPECIAL returned to the kitchen to get some pieces and went away once more and told me how good he thought this baked tofu.
I was speechless. SHOCKED! I just couldn't believe it.
So one of two things folks: either something is really wrong with my son, or This baked tofu is really good, tuff!
I think it's the latter, honestly!
But really, don't take my word for it … try it yourself!
You can eat it right how it comes out of the oven, or you could choose to have it with you Room temperature. You can even eat it cold! And you know what? You don't even have to cook it. It's super good even before it goes into the oven. Hey even my son said it! 😉
Just one piece of advice: if that's what you want to do, I think so You should totally double the recipe. Or maybe even triple …
It just goes down way too fast!
First, take the tofu out of the packaging, let it drain and Press it for about 1 hour to release any excess liquid, then blot dry with a clean towel or paper towel.
Well, if you didn't happen to own a tofu pressDon't go to the store to get just one … you can very quickly set up a little rig that works just as well:
- Take a cooling rack and place it over a container some way to collect any liquids that drip. I chose a glass loaf pan, but virtually any container will do!
- Next, place your block of Tofu on the cooling shelf and then place a small plate or another flat object directly above this tofu block …
- In the end, place a heavy object, like a large book or a cast iron pan over this plate or flat object. Now just put the entire rig aside and Let your tofu drain slowly for one hour.
Once the tofu is good and pressed, Preheat your oven to 375 ° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Then, Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes and combine them in a medium bowl Tamari, maple syrup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, chopped garlic and sriracha;; stir to combine.
Put the diced tofu in the bowl and stir gently until all cubes are completely and evenly coated. Let rest for at least 5 minutes to marinate. You can also do this the day before and Let your tofu marinate overnight;; now just don't preheat your oven if that's what you want to do …
Arrange the tofu cubes in a layer Pay attention to the prepared baking sheet Leave enough space between each cube so that the air can circulate. Just don't try to eat everything now … it's worth trying baked too, you know!
Oh and whatever you do Do not throw away the leftover marinade: it does for one amazing dip sauce!
Now bake the tofu in your preheated Oven for 40 minutes, turn the dice over once halfway thereuntil everything is beautiful and beautiful golden brown.
Leave the baked tofu Let cool down for about 5 minutes in the pan – try not to eat everything during this time; It's best to keep the kids away from the kitchen! – then serve with this leftover marinade as a dipping sauce, garnished with a handful of chopped coriander and a few sesame seeds, if you wish.
That's IF you have something else to serve …
Simple oven baked tofu
Do you think you are not a fan of tofu? Boy do I have just the right thing to make you change your mind? This Easy Oven Baked Tofu is so crazy, delicious, tasty, and addicting that you'll soon be popping it like potato chips!
Remove the tofu from the packaging, drain and press for about 1 hour to release any excess liquid. Then pat it dry with a clean towel.
Preheat your oven to 375 ° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes and, in a medium bowl, combine tamari, maple syrup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, chopped garlic, and sriracha. stir to combine.
Add the diced tofu to the bowl and stir gently until all the cubes are completely and evenly coated. Set aside to marinate for at least 5 minutes (or up to one night).
Place the tofu cubes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure that there is enough space between each cube to allow air to circulate. Whatever you do, don't throw away that leftover marinade: it makes an amazing dipping sauce!
Bake the tofu in the preheated oven for 40 minutes and turn the cubes once in half until everything is golden brown.
Let the baked tofu cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then serve as a dip sauce with the leftover marinade, garnished with a handful of chopped coriander and a few sesame seeds, if you wish.
Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 13G, Protein: 19thG, Fat: 5G, Saturated fatty acids: 1G, Sodium: 1177mg, Potassium: 410mg, Fiber: 1G, Sugar: 9G, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 3mg
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*Publisher's Note: This post was originally published in January 2012 and has since been completely revised and updated with better pictures. There may also have been some minor changes to the original recipe.