Is there anything more tantilizing and scrumptious than a fresh block of white, spongey, bland tofu?
Yes… yes there is. I’m not a personal fan of that plain block of soybean. However, I am a HUGE fan of well-flavored tofu. (I’m even a fan on facebook. That’s dedication.)
In this video, you’ll learn to make a very simple, versatile baked tofu that works well on salads, in stir-frys, and it even holds well on it’s own. I often open the fridge and just have a few pieces as a snack! Watch, then cook and eat!
- 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
- 2 Tbsps tamari soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp agave nectar (you may substitute sugar, or honey if you eat that!)
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 minced clove of garlic, or some garlic powder
- optional, but recommended – sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut tofu into half-inch thick slabs (you should get about 6-8 slabs from one block). Press tofu in towels to get water out. Cut pressed tofu into bite-size cubes. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Put tofu blocks on baking sheet. Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except for sesame seeds). Brush on the tofu with a cooking brush, or distribute on pieces using a spoon. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the bottoms of tofu pieces begin to get brown. Take out of the oven and mix, flipping pieces over. *Sprinkle on the sesame seeds at this time, if using. Put back in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until liquid has absorbed from the bottom of the baking sheet. Allow to cool.
Please let me know if you try this, and send along some photos of your yummy creations! Thanks for watching!