Easy Spicy - Yummy Baked Tofu





Introduction: Easy Spicy - Yummy Baked Tofu

This is my recipe for an easy, fast, tasty way to prepare tofu to have on hand to snack on, chop up and put in a veggie stir fry, use as filling for sandwiches, or to have something quick to grab when you are on the go. It is vegan, but non-vegans like this too. Ingredients are easily available, no matter where you live.

Step 1: Firm Tofu

I start with a 3 lb. piece of firm tofu, available here on the Big Island of Hawaii (we are so fortunate that Natural Pacific makes such good organic tofu).

Step 2: Fresh Block of Firm Tofu

Naked tofu, ready to be sliced.

Step 3: Slice

Slice the tofu into even chunky blocks.

Step 4: Ingredients

Assemble ingredients for the marinate sauce. They are: Tamari (or shoyu), sugar, Chinese Five Spices, veggie pepper (or just plain pepper), sesame oil (non-roasted) or vegetable oil.

Step 5: Sauce Recipe

Sauce recipe:

1/2Cup Tamari (or shoyu)
2T. oil
1T. sugar
several shakes of pepper
1teaspoon Chinese Five Spices

Step 6: Marinate

Marinate in refrigerator for at least 5 hours, turning over the container every so often so sauce can can soak tofu on all sides. Letting it sit overnight in the refrig would be fine.

Step 7: Place on Cookie Sheet.

Oil a cookie sheet.

Step 8: Almost There!

Place tofu chunks on oiled cookie sheet.

Step 9: Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees.

Now it's ready for the oven.

Step 10: Bake

Bake at 350 degrees for an hour,

Step 11: Continue ...

then turn them over and bake for another 15-20 minutes. It depends on how dry you want them.

Step 12: Yummmmmm...!

They're DONE! yum!!!

Step 13: What You Can Do With Them...

Slice them, dice them, eat them, add them to your stir fry veggies , fill your sandwiches with them... a very versitile dish! Enjoy!



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    How long do they keep for? Do they freeze well at all or do they fall apart like when tofu is frozen straight from the packet?

    About 3-4 days. It doesn't last that long around my house because it gets eaten up - cooked in stir fry dishes, sandwiches, and something nice to grap right out of the refrig. or a good thing to take along when you are on the go. I don't think freezing them is a good idea. It would completely change the texture of the tofu.

    Yeah I thought so, freezing is the first thing to know not to do with tofu but I was just hoping as a long shot because they were dried from baking as I wanted to do a big batch of them while I was at it. I live alone so I think I'll forget that idea :o)
    I remember trying to figure out something like this before but I couldn't get the recipe right, I used to buy it pre made and but it in a brown roll with rocket, houmous and tomatoes. To die for!

    Thanks for replying x

    We tried this the other day and it's very flavorful! After turning I baked another 20 minutes and it got kind of crispy - just the way I like it. Good stuff!

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    Wow... One site with loads of unsubstantiated claims. They must be true and reliable. The all beef diet must, therefore, be best. I am now convinced to never eat another piece of tofu, no matter how much I actually like it.

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