Tofu….Scary or delicious? Well, I used to be terrified of Tofu. I didn’t understand this bizarre obsession and stayed away from it like it was the plague for years. When I went Vegan, I knew that Tofu was a great source of protein/nutrients to add to my diet. I would incorporate it into my beloved Tofu scrambles, and would order it at restaurants because of fear of not cooking it correctly at home.
Well, I finally decided to face that fear and come up with an Asian inspired way of cooking it. Tofu sucks up an array of flavors very well which makes it super delicious. It’s always the best bet to make your food at home because you’re able to control exactly what ingredients go into your dish. I wanted to try baking it as supposed to sautéing/frying for something different and healthier. I wanted this dish to also be super approachable by using ingredients mostly likely stored in everyones home. If they’re ingredients you may not own, they are definitely ones you purchase because they are great for a number of dishes.
This baked tofu is salty, sweet, with a hint of spice. I personally like my Tofu really well done and this recipe is perfect for those who enjoy that too. If you don’t, still make this recipe but just reduce cooking time! It’s that easy.
This is perfect to add to rice, sandwiches, salads, or just to eat on it’s own. After I made this I was straight up eating this with my hands like they were little nuggets and ugh it was heaven. These really are super delicious.
I like to add mine to some rice with veggies & Sriracha. I then add additional soy sauce and it is just so delicious, nutritious, and filling.