I love baked tofu. It’s easy, versatile, and even meat lover palates are pleased. The key to flavoring tofu is the marinade – tofu sucks up flavor like a sponge. And baking the pieces creates a thick crust jam packed full of flavor.
1 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
1 cloved grated garlic
1 tablespoon miso paste
3 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chili paste
1 16 ounce block extra firm organic tofu
Put the tofu block on a plate and surround it with 3-4 paper towels. Add a heavy pan on top of the tofu and let sit for at least 30 minutes to drain the tofu of execss liquid. Preheat the oven to 400°. Cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes. Add the ginger, chili paste, miso, garlic, tamari, and olive oil and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Add the tofu cubes and mix such that the tofu is well coated by the marinade and let the tofu marinate for at least 30 minutes (my sweet spot is 90 minutes). Bake for 25-30 minutes turning the cubes over halfway through (a golden crust will have formed on the tofu).
Serves 4 appetizer portions
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1. H&M put a plus size model in it’s swimsuit ad campaign and said nothing.
2. It’s stories like this that restore my faith in humanity.
3. Check me out on BBC Radio discussing Angelina Jolie
4. I literally cannot even handle it right now
5. To be fair, my Bea Arthur has way more nipples than this one [NSFW]
6. Gwyneth once again proves that she’s just like us and then that she’s not.
7. I finally got on the mason jar bandwagon – and it’s everything I hoped it would be.
8. Southwestern hummus recipe from Culicurious
9. Rebecca Taylor dress at Rent Runway
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