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Sticky maple miso tofu

Maple miso tofu is an easy way to make tofu taste delicious. Baked until crispy and then finished on the stove until it's chewy and sticky.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Baked tofu, Sticky tofu
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Maria

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • Sauté pan
  • Tofu press (optional)

Ingredients

Baked tofu seasonings

  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (vegetable or avocado)
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Maple miso glaze

  • 1 tablespoon miso paste (any color is fine but I used red)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional if you don't like spice)
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Take the tofu out of the package and press for 15 minutes if you have a tofu press and 30 minutes if you don't.
  • Cut the tofu into cubes. Add it to a large mixing bowl. Add the oil, salt, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and corn starch. Gently mix until everything is mixed together well. Be gentle while stirring to make sure you don't break the tofu.
  • Add the tofu to a lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until tofu is crispy and golden brown.
  • While tofu is baking make the marinade. In a small bowl or mug add 2-3 tablespoons of water to one tablespoon of miso paste. Stir until miso dissolves. Add the rest of the ingredients in the maple miso glaze section to the miso mixture. Mix well.
  • Once tofu has finished baking, add the maple miso glaze to a saute pan on the stove on medium low heat. Stir constantly until sauce starts to thicken. This takes about 1-2 minutes.
  • After sauce has started to thicken, add the baked tofu and stir until the tofu is well coated. Keep the tofu on the stove until the sauce starts to caramelize and become sticky on the tofu.
  • Serve on top of rice

Video

Notes

This will last in an airtight container in the fridge for five days. 
Make sure to use toasted sesame oil. We're using this oil for the flavor. It tastes different than just sesame oil. 
Directions on how to press tofu are in the blog post. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sticky maple miso tofu
Amount per Serving
Calories
157
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Sodium
 
1072
mg
47
%
Potassium
 
249
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
5
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
52
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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