Rating: 4.4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Baked, Asian-style marinated tofu. Goes great with brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lay tofu cubes onto several layers of paper towel; top with more paper towel. Place something heavy onto the tofu to squeeze excess water from the tofu; let sit until the tofu is drained, 20 to 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Toast sesame seeds in hot skillet until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix soy sauce, ginger, and sesame seeds together in a large pan. Marinate tofu in the soy sauce mixture until it absorbs some of the sauce, about 12 minutes per side.

  • Spread marinated tofu onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake tofu in preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip, and continue baking until firm and heated through, about 15 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can reserve the sesame seeds and simply sprinkle over the baked tofu if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 13.2g; sodium 2141.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
Baked Tofu Haiku: "Love to bake tofu. Marinated mine longer. Brushed sauce halfway too." Mine came out way darker than those of the other recipe photographs, perhaps b/c I marinated it for 3 hrs. as opposed to 12 min., and I brushed the marinade that I'd set aside on top when I flipped the tofu at 15 min. It's not a very complex or thrilling marinade, but when I cubed and ate the tofu over a spinach salad, it was nice that it didn't have overly complicated flavors to compete w/ the nice greens. Having said that, I wouldn't serve it as written by itself as a main dish - perhaps stir-fried, or like I made it (over a salad.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2016
This tofu is yummy but I can only eat it in small quantities with a veggie skillet or it's too sweet for me. I also had trouble draining the tofu (pesky stuff!). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2016
This tofu is yummy but I can only eat it in small quantities with a veggie skillet or it's too sweet for me. I also had trouble draining the tofu (pesky stuff!). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
Baked Tofu Haiku: "Love to bake tofu. Marinated mine longer. Brushed sauce halfway too." Mine came out way darker than those of the other recipe photographs, perhaps b/c I marinated it for 3 hrs. as opposed to 12 min., and I brushed the marinade that I'd set aside on top when I flipped the tofu at 15 min. It's not a very complex or thrilling marinade, but when I cubed and ate the tofu over a spinach salad, it was nice that it didn't have overly complicated flavors to compete w/ the nice greens. Having said that, I wouldn't serve it as written by itself as a main dish - perhaps stir-fried, or like I made it (over a salad.) Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2015
Yummy!! I added some fresh turmeric to the marinade. Keep the marinade to add after cooking. Thank you SlimCookins for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2020
So this was my first time making tofu and I have to say I love it... I used oyster sauce and soy sauce and it came out amazing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2017
This is excellent! Even my non-vegetarian family members liked it. But I would definitely make sure to get low sodium soy sauce. I used regular as it's what I had and it was salty. Paired with rice it cut some of the saltiness but would have been better with low sodium. Most definitely making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2016
Absolutely love it! This is really my first recipe cooking Tofu and now I am a big fan. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
It's tasty and easy to make. I saved this to my recipe box. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2018
Easy and basic. On its own very salty but mixed in with rice and broccoli it s very tasty. I agree with the suggestion made in another review to use low sodium soy sauce. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2019
Simple but a decent light dinner. Must have with rice. Read More