Even before I became a vegetarian, I loved tofu….especially when it’s fried, crispy, covered in sauce and in Chinese food. Who doesn’t like that? But, since learning to cook with it more, I have found different techniques to mock frying the tofu, and still being able to get a nice crispy outside, without all the bad points of frying. In a different post I talked about ‘dry frying’ tofu, which is really handy and easy, but it can sometimes be time consuming. So when I stumbled upon a baked tofu recipe on All Recipes, I thought I hit the jackpot. With several positive reviews, I knew I had to try this one out.
I am happy I did, because it is delicious. The sauce takes 2 minutes to whip up, and then you really don’t have to do anything else because you just put it in the oven. It turned out slightly crisp, and full of flavor. I highly recommend making a double batch of this because it will go fast! I also suggest finding a local Asian Farmer’s Market to shop at, because you can get tofu super cheap, along with the rest of the ingredients in the sauce. I served this baked tofu with Asian roasted asparagus, all over rice. It was awesome.
You definitely don’t need to be a vegetarian to try this Easy Baked Tofu. Making it this way will have your mind totally off meat, and fills you up just as well. I’ve also heard a lot of people say that they don’t like tofu because of the texture, but the texture completely changes depending on how it’s cooked, so give this a try. At pretty much just the cost of the tofu (because it’s likely you have most other ingredients on hand already), you can’t go wrong with this healthy and inexpensive meal!
I don’t have a ‘tofu press’ (whatever that is…), so I just put the tofu between paper towels, and put a heavy book on top to press out the water.
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