Spicy Marinated Baked Tofu
I love these little nuggets of tofu because with a little planning and not much work, you have some pretty darn good tofu, I use them as little dipping fries, in fried rice, or my favorite a nice light lettuce wrap. That's where these guys are headed. Lettuce wraps are such a nice refreshing dinner on a hot night.
Happy Memorial Day to those in the USA. These lovely baked tofu pieces and their corresponding recipe for lettuce wraps, is sure to be a summer hit for your guests and family.
Note on tofu. It gets a bad rep because of the GMOs and processing. Trader Joe's offers a nice sprouted organic tofu, and there are similar offerings at Whole Foods that don't break the budget.
SPICY MARINATED BAKED TOFU
- 1 package tofu
- 4 tbs sriracha
- 2 tbs tamari
- 1 inch ginger chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 tbs honey
- juice of a lime
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Cut the tofu in slices to create flat sheets. Place paper towel below and above on a flat platter and place a second flat platter on top. Let sit to squeeze out any tofu water without damaging the shape of the slices. Once sliced cut into "fries" like seen above.
In a plastic ziplock bag place tofu, Sriracha, tamari, ginger, garlic, honey and lime juice and seal tigthly. Place in the refrigerator for 4-24 hours. I will usually marinate in the am before work to cook for dinner.
When ready to cook preheat oven to 375F and prep your baking sheet with aluminum or baking parchment. Dab your tofu fries so they aren't dripping as you place them on the sheet. Sprinkle with salt, white pepper and paprika before placing in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy on the outside and not too dry on the inside.
You can toast these in the oven to reheat. Micro is not suggested.