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Asian Baked Tofu

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Asian baked tofu 4 y

 

 

 

 

 

Can I be honest with you?  I am so not in the mood to write up an elaborate and descriptive blog post.  After missing several days of work over the past week due to my family emergency, I have spent the past two days at work being a busy, busy bee trying to get caught up!  As you can imagine, now that I am home from work all that I want to do is relax, as opposed to attempting to be creative.  But despite my lack of energy, I still want to share a tasty recipe with you all!  So here you will find just that.  A recipe.  And only a recipe!

Asian baked tofu 5 y

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Baked Tofu

Adapted from this recipe, which calls for chicken.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

olive oil cooking spray
3 TB Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
1 TB seasoned rice vinegar
1 packet natural sweetener (I used Truvia)
1 tsp sriracha sauce
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 block extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.

2. Stir together Liquid Aminos, rice vinegar, Truvia, sriracha sauce, and garlic powder until well-combined.  Set aside.

3. Cut tofu into half-inch squares.  Place the tofu in a small shallow baking dish and pour the marinade over the tofu.  Place the tofu in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the tofu to soak up as much of the marinade as possible.

4. Place the marinated tofu onto the baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes.  Flip the tofu over and continue cooking another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the tofu is crispy.

Asian baked tofu 6 y

 

 

 

 

 

Serve the Asian Baked Tofu with a side of your favorite grain (I love seasoned brown rice or quinoa) and/or your favorite vegetables.

Asian baked tofu 8 y

 

 

 

 

 

I chose roasted fresh green beans and roasted parsnips for my side.  If you have never tried roasted parsnips…do it!  Now!

This tofu is protein-packed, crispy, flavorful, and all-around delicious.  Enjoy!  Oh, and happy Friday! 🙂

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{ 54 comments… add one }
  • Erin May 31, 2013, 7:31 am
    That looks AMAZING!! I love asian flavored anything! Hope your brother is doing better <3
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl May 31, 2013, 12:49 pm
      Agreed. Asian food is awesome. He is! He was discharged on Tuesday and is at home recovering.
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life May 31, 2013, 8:01 am
    I have yet to try liquid aminos. Does it really taste just like soy sauce? And this looks like such a simple but delicious way to dress up tofu.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl May 31, 2013, 12:50 pm
      I just tried them for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I wouldn't say that they taste JUST like soy sauce, but VERY close. I actually prefer the taste and I love that it has way less sodium in it.
  • Eating 4 Balance May 31, 2013, 8:33 am
    I didn't know that tofu could even be crispy, but this sounds really great. I've heard awesome things about liquid aminos but have never tried them myself!
  • Kelly @ Vegan Iowan May 31, 2013, 8:47 am
    Thanks for sharing! I love tofu at Asian restaurants but am afraid of all the oil required to replicate them at home.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl May 31, 2013, 12:59 pm
      This is definitely a much healthier recipe than most Asian recipes. I love using Bragg's, too, to cut down on all of the sodium.
  • ahealthyhappyhome May 31, 2013, 8:57 am
    Hope everything is okay with your family :-)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl May 31, 2013, 1:00 pm
      My brother was in a pretty bad car accident, but was released from the hospital this week and is on his way to recovery at my parents' house :). Thank you for your thoughts!
  • Tara May 31, 2013, 9:08 am
    I hope everything evens out in your personal life! Asian tofu is actually the only tofu I will eat, funny how things work.
  • Katherine May 31, 2013, 9:33 am
    Hope everything is ok with your fam! :) This tofu looks amazing. I've been wanting to try tofu, but I'm too scared. Silly, right?
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl May 31, 2013, 1:01 pm
      Thank you! And trust me, I was scared to try it at first, too! I think that it is a bit of an acquired taste, but I LOVE it now!
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies May 31, 2013, 10:05 am
    I'm surprised you even cooked anything! When I get busy, I just grab food and shove it in my mouth, without cooking or seasoning or anything :) or make terribly choices and go out to eat.
  • megbek May 31, 2013, 10:08 am
    I used to make tofu like this all the time - sriracha and soy sauce really make it taste divine. Yum! I have NEVER once thought to bake it though. Nice!!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine May 31, 2013, 10:34 am
    YUM! I have some tofu sitting in my fridge that I've been debating what to do with recently. Now I think I have the perfect recipe. Happy Friday :)
  • blonde hair blue eyed runner May 31, 2013, 10:39 am
    I love string beans, those look so good! I really need to find out where they sell tofu near by me so I can try it out.
  • Another Bite Please May 31, 2013, 10:40 am
    thanks for the link back to my recipe with chicken...glad that you enjoyed with tofu :-) continued prayers for your brother and all your family...hugs.
  • celestedimilla May 31, 2013, 11:04 am
    Who needs a big write up? This recipe stands on it's own! Celeste :)
  • jumpeatrun May 31, 2013, 11:28 am
    Thanks for sharing the recipe even though you have so much going on! This looks awesome! Really hope everything is ok with your fam.
  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles May 31, 2013, 12:40 pm
    I haven't baked tofu for so long! Usually I just pan-fry. Think I'm going to have to give this method another shot!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl May 31, 2013, 1:03 pm
      You definitely should. It is SO easy and requires even less attention than cooking it on the stove top!
  • Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie May 31, 2013, 1:53 pm
    LOVE baked tofu, so I'm always looking for new flavors. Hope everything is ok with your family and with work!!!
  • Em @ Love A Latte May 31, 2013, 1:58 pm
    Oh that tofu looks so delish!!! Makes me want it for dinner! Hope things are better with your family emergency :)
  • Brittany @ FreckledNettles May 31, 2013, 2:45 pm
    What are the odds, I have all of those ingredients AND I have been looking for a new tofu recipe! That seems right up my alley, especially since I have a knack for international cuisines. Have a great weekend!
  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance May 31, 2013, 5:11 pm
    I love baked tofu! It's probably my husband's favorite way to eat it, too, so I make it fairly often. We go between seasoning similar to this recipe, and just using barbeque sauce. Either way, it's great!
  • Alex (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) May 31, 2013, 7:20 pm
    Roasted parsnips are seriously the best thing ever. And I actually have a parsnip in the fridge that I wanted to roast but forgot about! Thanks for the reminder ;) And that tofu looks wonderful! I love how you spice up tofu, tempeh, etc. It's a good way to show everyone just how awesome vegetarian food can be :)
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 1, 2013, 2:24 am
    This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. I love asian style dishes and ingredients and this looks nice and simple too!
  • Linz June 1, 2013, 3:38 pm
    this does look so good!!
  • Natalie June 1, 2013, 8:26 pm
    Healthy and full of great flavor!
  • Sara @ Nourish and Flourish June 2, 2013, 2:38 am
    Even though I love your descriptive posts, I'm glad you're taking time for YOU. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers - I hope everything is okay. <3 This tofu looks amazing! Back in my vegan days, I lived off the pre-marinated and baked blocks of tofu. Little did I realize that it tastes even better when made at home! It's been awhile since I've bought tofu, but now I totally want to. :) Hope you're having a restful and happy weekend! <3 xoxo
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 2, 2013, 4:11 pm
      My brother is home and on his way to recovery. He is doing MUCH better. Thank you for your thoughts :). And yes, baked tofu is fantastic. You really need to get back into eating it! :)
  • Miss Messy June 2, 2013, 2:19 pm
    I love crispy tofu and this looks perfect :) I need to use it more in cooking.
  • Sarah June 3, 2013, 9:08 am
    love this sauce! hope everything with your family is okay.
  • Slim Sanity (@Slim_Sanity) June 3, 2013, 2:39 pm
    I still have not tried tofu! I need to!

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