best baked tofu
I often hear people say they enjoy tofu when it's served fried with a dish at restaurants - but aren't really sure what to do with it when you buy it in a block at the grocery store.
It's actually quite simple to recreate that yummy crispy tofu that comes with your pad thai using just a few ingredients.
- 1 block of firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
- 1 tablespoon of tamari
- dash of salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
First you have to press the water out of the tofu. This is far less intimidating than it sounds. Simply take the tofu out of the package and wrap it in paper towel. Place it on a plate or serving board and put something heavy on top (books, a pot, get creative). Leave for about 15 minutes. This helps to get rid of some of the moisture and bake nicely.
Mix the olive oil, tamari and arrowroot powder in a bowl.
Cut tofu into cubes or strips, whatever you prefer, and toss the cubes around in the mixture. Make sure it's evenly distributed.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper, and place the tofu cubes spread out on the pan.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Shake the pan a bit after 15 minutes. I like to flip the pieces so they cook evenly.
Bake for another 10 minutes.
Finish with a dash of salt.
Ideas: Serve on its own, in a soup or salad!