Baked Tofu with Marinade



Baked Tofu with Marinade

12 ounces firm tofu For Marinade 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce 1
tablespoon rice wine or sake or dry sherry 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or cider vinegar 1 clove
garlic, minced 2 tablespoons finely minced onions 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot 3
tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon hot chili paste, to taste (optional)

For best results, tofu should be "pressed" in order to remove excess liquid and absorb the flavors
of the marinade. Press tofu block between two plates, weighted down with a cast iron pan, large bowl
of water, or heavy cans, for about 30 minutes. Halfway through, you may dump the plate of water and
flip the tofu block. To make marinade, simply whisk together the ingredients in a bowl. After tofu
is pressed, cut the block into small cubes or triangles. Place pieces of tofu into baking dish, and
cover with the marinade. The tofu can sit overnight in the marinade, or can be prepared right away.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake tofu about 35- 45 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
Tofu can be eaten by itself, or added to stir-frys, salads, soups or sandwiches.

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