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Ginger Baked Tofu

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"This is a great recipe that the whole family will love (even your meat eaters). Serve it with brown rice and steamed veggies for a healthy vegan meal any night of the week. Start the marinating process the evening before you intend to cook it. I doubled this recipe in order to have leftovers for lunch. Simply reheat it with potatoes or rice. You can also serve it cold on a salad or as filling for a sandwich."
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Ingredients

9 h 5 m servings 311
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place tofu between a few layers of paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Place a heavy plate on top; add a few books to the plate to press the tofu and drain excess liquid, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Unwrap tofu and slice into 2-inch slices that are 1/4-inch thick. Arrange slices in a large, shallow baking dish.
  3. Combine liquid aminos, canola oil, lemon juice, agave nectar, garlic, thyme, ginger paste, and cayenne pepper in a food processor; blend until smooth. Pour over tofu slices.
  4. Marinate tofu in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Bake tofu in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute pure maple syrup for the agave syrup if desired.
  • I find cutting the tofu block in half and then running it through a square egg slicer can save time and make uniform slices.
  • If you lower the temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for an hour, the tofu will firm up even more, making for a meatier texture.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 311 calories; 25.4 14.7 14.5 0 1184 Full nutrition

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