Monday, September 24, 2012

Simple Baked Tofu

Baked tofu is a good thing to know how to make because it's super easy and you can use it for so many different things. You can add slices of baked tofu to sandwiches, wraps or salads. You can put it in nori rolls with rice, carrots and cucumbers. You can add it to stirfry or noodle dishes. Or you can do like my kids do and eat chunks of baked tofu like you think they're chicken nuggets. You can marinade the tofu in whatever you want in order to get different flavors, complicated or simple. So take this recipe and use the method to make whatever flavor of baked tofu you want. When you bake tofu it takes on the flavor of whatever sauce you use and it also gets a firm and smooth texture.

1 lb. firm or extra firm tofu, cut into 1 inch chunks (I usually do rectangular cubes)
About 1/4 c. shoyu or tamari

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2) Rinse the tofu, pat it dry, and cut it into desired shapes - get crazy, go for triangles or diamonds if you want.

3) Pour the shoyu or tamari into a little bowl and proceed to dip each hunk of tofu into the shoyu making sure to coat each side. Place all of the coated tofu onto the baking sheet spaced evenly apart.

4) Bake the tofu for 25-30 minutes. That's all.

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