Baked Tofu

Prep: 5 minutes Marinate: 10 minutes Cook: 25-30

Serves:Varies

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave nectar

Directions

Drain tofu and slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Place in a large flat baking dish. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the tofu slices. Allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes and up to 1 hour. (Or place in the refrigerator and marinate overnight).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Remove from marinade and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once halfway through the baking time. It should be brown and crispy on the outside. Remove from oven and cool. Slice into strips or cubes for use in recipes calling for baked tofu.

Hints: This tastes much better (and is less expensive and healthier) than the baked tofu found in packages in many markets and natural food stores. Other seasonings may be added as desired, such as garlic, ginger, balsamic vinegar, or rosemary to change the flavor of the tofu. It's also delicious just marinated in plain soy sauce. The marinade may be saved in a covered jar in the refrigerator for later use. It will keep for several days. The tofu may also be cubed before baking with slightly crispier results.