|Title:||Easy Baked Tofu|
|Category:||Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian|
1 cake firm tofu (about 16 oz.)
1 T vegetable oil
1 T dark sesame oil
3 T soy sauce
2 t grated peeled ginger root- optional
1 garlic clove, pressed- optional
|Directions:||Preheat the oven to 400F. Cut the tofu into slices, cubes, triangles, or sticks. Lightly oil a baking dish large enough to hold the tofu in a single layer. Whisk together the marinade ingredients and drizzle over the tofu. Gently turn or toss to coat thoroughly. Bake uncovered, stirring once or twice, until the oil is sizzling and the tofu is firm and chewy, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.
***Spicy Tofu: Add 2 to 3 t of Chinese chili paste with garlic to the basic marinade and reduce the soy sauce to 2 T.
***Sweet & Sour Tofu: Add 2 T of vinegar and 1 T of honey, maple syrup or sugar to the basic marinade.
***BBQ Tofu: Mix together 1 T vegetable oil, 1 T soy sauce, and 3/4 c of barbecue sauce instead of basic marinade.