Asian baked Tofu

Baked Asian Tofu

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Baked Asian Tofu
Tofu tossed in tamari and hoisin sauce and oven-baked until crispy
Baked Asian Tofu
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Baked Asian Tofu
Instructions
  1. Drain tofu and use your hands to gently squeeze out any excess moisture. Slice the tofu lengthwise into three blocks. Stack the blocks and again slice them lengthwise into 3 even columns and slice the columns into 5 even rows. The trick is to create equal-sized pieces of tofu.
  2. Line a cutting board with enough layers of paper towels to soak up extra water, and place your tofu pieces in single layer on top of the paper towels. Layer more paper towels on top of the tofu and place something flat on top, another cutting board would be perfect. Place enough weight on top of the upper cutting board to put pressure on the tofu without crushing it. I use whatever canned goods I have on hand that will fit on top of the cutting board, but be sure the weight is sufficient to gently remove excess water. Allow the tofu to rest 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. While the tofu is pressing, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Transfer the pressed tofu to a medium sized mixing bowl. Drizzle with the avocado oil, add the hoisin and tamari and toss to combine.
  5. Place the pressed tofu onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, turning the tofu after 12 minutes.
Recipe Notes

We all know that tofu can be pretty bland, only adopting the flavors of what it is cooked with.  This blend of Asian flavors takes it to the next level. As a general rule I try to limit my consumption of soy. But I do enjoy this dish on occasion and will usually throw it in with some sort of sauteed green vegetable.

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