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Sesame ginger baked tofu on a baking sheet

Sesame ginger baked tofu

Fall in love with tofu with this recipe. This is such an easy and satisfying way to make tofu. Put it in a stir fry or on top of a salad or in a wrap.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Baked tofu, vegan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Maria

Equipment

  • Tofu press
  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 package of extra firm tofu (drained and pressed for 15-30 minutes)
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (minced)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast OR corn starch (I prefer nutritional yeast if you have it)

Instructions

  • Take your tofu out of the package and drain it.
  • Either press the tofu in a tofu press for 30 minutes, or wrap tofu in paper towel or towel and place a heavy pan or object over the tofu. Press for 30 minutes but if you're short on time, 15 minutes will do.
  • Cut tofu in cubes
  • In a mug or bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, maple syrup, ginger and garlic.
  • Place the tofu in a storage container with a lid and pour the marinade over.
  • Put the lid on the container and gently turn container upside down, to make sure tofu marinade gets on all sides.
  • Place tofu in the fridge, upside down and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. 1-8 hours is best, but sometimes we don't have the time
  • Pour nutritional yeast (or corn starch) over tofu and gently mix until you don't see the nutritional yeast
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Take tofu out of the marinade and place on an oiled, or lined baking sheet - save some of the marinade
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then take out of the oven and flip
  • Spoon the rest of the marinade on top of the tofu
  • Place back in oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the tofu is caramelized.
  • Take out of oven and off of baking sheet and let it cool for 5 minutes to let it firm up

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sesame ginger baked tofu
Amount per Serving
Calories
114
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
856
mg
37
%
Potassium
 
241
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
39
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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