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peanut tofu

Baked tofu with peanut sauce

Crispy and sticky baked peanut tofu recipe. Perfect to throw into a buddha bowl or stir fry. This easy recipe will make you fall in love with tofu
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: peanut tofu, tofu, vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 1 package of extra firm tofu (pressed for 15 minutes)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic ginger paste ( If you don't have this on hand just mince up 2 cloves of garlic and ½ tsp of ginger to make your own.)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Press the tofu for 15 minutes. If you don't have a tofu press, then wrap it in a paper towel and set a few heavy pots or books on top.
  • Now that the tofu has been pressed for 15 minutes, cut it into larger cubes and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes
  • While tofu is baking, combine ¼ cup each of peanut butter, maple syrup and soy sauce plus 1 tsp of sesame oil (optional), a squeeze of lime or lemon juice and 1 tsp garlic ginger paste. See ingredients list on how to substitute this if you don't have garlic ginger paste
  • After tofu has baked for 25 minutes, place tofu in a sauté pan with all of the peanut sauce.
  • Gently mix to make sure each piece is well coated. Let it marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Place the saute pan on the stove on medium heat. Cook until sauce starts to thicken and caramelize tofu firms back up.
  • This sauce also makes an excellent stir fry sauce. Just add in more veggies when you're heating the tofu up on the stove.

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Notes

I highly recommend you press the tofu before baking. This will help make the tofu more crispy. Check out this tofu press and use code DAMNTASTY for 10%off

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baked tofu with peanut sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
223
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Sodium
 
949
mg
41
%
Potassium
 
337
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
63
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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