Baked Tofu Recipe

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Looking for a tastey baked tofu recipe?

I forgot to defrost some meat and have some Tofu in my fridge. I’m limited to spices on hand. I currently have soy sauce, garlic, onion, basil, thyme, lemon juice and chili pepper. And of course salt and pepper.

Easy Spicy – Yummy Baked Tofu

This is my recipe for an easy, fast, tasty way to prepare tofu to have on hand to snack on, chop up and put in a veggie stir fry, use as filling for sandwiches, or to have something quick to grab when you are on the go. It is vegan, but non-vegans like this too. Ingredients are easily available, no matter where you live.

Firm Tofu
I start with a 3 lb. piece of firm tofu, available here on the Big Island of Hawaii (we are so fortunate that Natural Pacific makes such good organic tofu).

Fresh block of firm tofu
Naked tofu, ready to be sliced.

Slice
Slice the tofu into even chunky blocks.

Assemble ingredients for the marinate sauce. They are: Tamari (or shoyu), sugar, Chinese Five Spices, veggie pepper (or just plain pepper), sesame oil (non-roasted) or vege…

Sauce recipe
Sauce recipe: 1/2Cup Tamari (or shoyu) 2T. oil 1T. sugar several shakes of pepper 1teaspoon Chinese Five Spices

Marinate in refrigerator for at least 5 hours, turning over the container every so often so sauce can can soak tofu on all sides.

Place on cookie sheet.
Oil a cookie sheet.

Almost there!
Place tofu chunks on oiled cookie sheet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Now it’s ready for the oven.

Bake
Bake at 350 degrees for an hour,

continue …
then turn them over and bake for another 15-20 minutes. It depends on how dry you want them.

Yummmmmm…!
They’re DONE! yum!!!

What you can do with them…
Slice them, dice them, eat them, add them to your stir fry veggies , fill your sandwiches with them… a very versitile dish! Enjoy!

Baked Tofu- vegan main dish


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