Monday, August 13, 2007

Baked Tofu

tofu marinating
baked tofu

Baked tofu is not difficult to make but sometimes we don't want to scrounge for ingredients. Instead, take out a package of marinade mix, mix as directed, and marinate cut tofu slabs (extra firm, "Chinese style") for a half-hour or longer. Bake on cookie sheets at 350 - 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. Depending on what marinade mix you've chosen (we know you look at the ingredients before you buy) the tofu will go well with a variety of grains and veggies.

In this case we chose a "southwestern" marinade mix from Kroger's. It was a bit spicy. When placed on top of hot brown rice it makes a nice meal. A little greenery can be mixed in (I always like broccoli or spinach)or set on the side. You might want to scrape together the leftover marinade that clings to the cookie sheet and sprinkle it over the rice, or use some bottled sauce (barbecue might be a good choice) to add more liquid to the meal.
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