What do I do with tofu?


This is a question I've been asked for years. And, as some of you know, I've recently been asking what YOU would like to see on this blog. One request I received was for a simple, baked tofu recipe. So, here's an old favorite of mine that didn't end up in Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. However, I've long since enjoyed the simplicity and yummy flavor of this easy dish. I hope you enjoy, too, and that this will give you at least one idea that answers the question: "What do I do with tofu?"!

For a complete Tofu 101, the 2nd edition of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth is full of tofu recipes as well as a complete guide to buying, storing, and preparing tofu.



Oven Glazed Tofu


Marinade:

1 tablespoon oil (sesame, non-virgin olive, or sunflower)

1 teaspoon toasted (dark) sesame oil

2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup

2 tablespoons each: tamari and cooking sherry or wine

Soy Important:

1 lb. extra firm (or firm) tofu



1. Slice the tofu into ¼-inch slabs. You should have about 6-8 slabs o tofu.

2. Press the tofu by laying it out in a single layer over paper towels. Place more paper towels on top and place a cutting board (or cookie sheet) over the top of it all. Next, place weights on the cutting board. You can use cans of beans, a gallon of water, a calm child, or a sleeping cat.
3. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
4. Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a large baking dish. Place the pressed tofu into the pan a single layer and coat all sides of the tofu with the marinade.
5. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes. Remove and turn the slabs over. Using a spoon (or tofurky) baster, cover the tofu with any loose sauce hanging out in the pan.
6. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the tofu is gorgeously well-browned and gooey looking.
7. These will store, once cooled, in a covered container in the fridge for about 5 days. I think. I’ve never tested this theory, as they’re just too yummy to have around that long in our house!
This would be a BLUE recipe according to the color-coded system in Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. It is also gluten-free. Makes about 4 servings.

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