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Asian-Inspired Tofu Marinade

by ADMIN on SEPTEMBER 25, 2011

Tofu is an acquired taste for many people. For me, I simply love the texture. When baked, it’s crispy on the outside and springy and moist on the inside. I love it! The great thing about Tofu is that it takes on whatever flavor you cook it with.

This marinade brings together Asian flavor along with some sweet, spicy, and sour. It’s a fantastic combination.

TIP: For best result when baking tofu, use Firm or Extra Firm. Once out of the package, wrap in a paper towel and gently squeeze out as much excess water as possible.

Asian-Inspired Tofu Marinade

Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Serves: 2

Crispy baked tofu with an asian marinade that marries sour, sweet, and spicy. A great trio of flavors!


  • 1 block tofu, extra firm

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp coriander

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Looking at the side of the tofu, cut in half horizontally so that you have two thin rectangle (top and bottom). Then looking at the tofu from the top, cut in half horizontally and then in thirds vertically - so that you're left with 9 small, thin rectangles.

  3. Mix together all ingredients, except tofu, in a bread-baking pan. Place each slice of tofu in the marinade, coating the top and bottom of each piece. Stack the pieces in the marinade and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.

  4. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean up!). Spray aluminum foil with spray olive oil.

  5. Take tofu out and dip them one more time in the marinade - top and bottom. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes - or until the edges are golden brown and the tofu is at your desired crispiness.

  7. Enjoy with a side of veggies!



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