It's been yucky outside... and the new definition of "yucky" weather now that I'm Southern is high 50's/low 60's with rain! Weather for staying inside and watching a movie and baking something in the oven. I'm loving this Vegan Planet book and their baked tofu is helping me stay warm. It's great out of the oven or cold right from the fridge. This is definitely going on my regular rotation of things to have in the fridge... no more already flavored tofu's for me. This is easy is you break it down. I pressed the tofu at one point, marinated later. Next day threw in the oven. Yes, not as easy as store bought but definitely tastier!
Excerpt from the book mentions to use any seasonings you'd like, this soy-sesame marinade is what I went with using one of my favorite flavors, tamari. Also suggested is teriyaki by adding a teaspoon or two of maple syrup or brown rice syrup and a little grated fresh ginger to the marinade. For a Thai flavor, add a little peanut butter and Asian chili paste. For Italian flavor, simply marinate the tofu in your favorite Italian salad dressing.
Baked Tofu, Vegan Planet page 13
16 ounce package firm tofu, drained
1/3 cup tamari or other soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1. Blot the tofu to remove excess liquid, then cut into 1/2" thick slices. Place the tofu slices on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Cover with more pape towels and place another baking sheet on top. Weight it down with some canned goods and let sit for 20 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, combine the tamari, water, oil and lemon juice. Blend well.
3. Placethe tofu slices in a glass baking dish and pour the marinade on top. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight, turning the tofu once.
4. Prehead the oven 375 degrees F. Remove the tofu from the marinade and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake until the tofu is well browned and very firm, turning once about halfway through, about 1 hour total. Serve hot or allow to cool. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.