Easy Oven-Baked Crispy Tofu Easy Oven-Baked Crispy Tofu

Easy Oven-Baked Crispy Tofu Image by: Jodi Pudge Author: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

This tofu is so delicious and simple, you'll look for any excuse to make it. Serve as an appetizer or as a meatless main, either with a side of rice or stuffed inside a steamed Asian bun.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg (each 350 g) extra-firm tofu , drained and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Molasses Teriyaki Sauce (see recipe, right)
  • 1 green onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 red finger chili pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds , toasted

Method

Pat tofu dry with paper towel. In bowl, toss together tofu, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss until well coated. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Arrange in single layer on greased rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 400°F oven, turning occasionally, until golden all over, about 25 minutes.

Arrange tofu on serving dish; drizzle with Molasses Teriyaki Sauce. Sprinkle with green onion, chili pepper and sesame seeds.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Molasses Teriyaki Sauce
In small saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce, 1/4 cup fancy molasses, 2 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1 piece (1 inch) fresh ginger and 3/4 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Discard ginger. Whisk 2 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp water; whisk into soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.) Makes about 1 cup.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 667 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Calories 250
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 315 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 18
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1
  • Vitamin C 3
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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