Recipe By: Jessica K. Black, N.D.
Make this for: Snack
This Recipe Makes: 3 Serving(s)
Baked tofu can be stir-fried with veggies and served over rice (using the extra marinade in a sauce), eaten in a sandwich with sprouts, or added to a salad of mixed greens with a savory dressing.
What you'll need
- 1 lb extra-firm tofu
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 4 tbsp. wheat-free tamari
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 3 med garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
- Step 1
Drain tofu of excess water by placing it between two towels and putting something heavy on top like a medical textbook, because it is heavy enough to squeeze out any extra water.
- Step 2
While the tofu is drying, mix together in a sealable container sesame oil, tamari, honey, garlic, and ginger. (If you want more marinade, just increase the liquids proportionally.)
- Step 3
Slice the tofu into chunks or slabs, and marinate for at least 1 hour (1 full day is better). Turn tofu periodically by inverting the container.
- Step 4
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Flip and bake for 10-15 minutes until browned. Broiling for an extra 3 minutes produces a crisper tofu.
- Step 5
SUBSTITUTIONS: The marinade is still yummy even without the garlic and ginger, so if you're feeling a little lazy, just skip them. You may also try the marinade with fish or chicken; it works well with just about anything.