Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is good by itself or for use in recipes that call for chicken.
- 16 ounces tofu (not the silken kind)
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- Wrap the tofu in paper towels and press under a heavy skillet for 15 minutes. If it's still pretty wet, replace the towels and press it again.
- Mix the soy sauce, vinegar, and oil in a container that is small but big enough for all the tofu.
- Cut the tofu in half inch slices and place in marinade.
- Turn it over after about 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Wipe some of the oil from the marinade on your baking sheet.
- Arrange the tofu slices in one layer and bake for 15 minutes.
- Turn them over and bake another 15 minutes.
OMG this is so good. I used low sodium soy sauce and added 1/4 cup water as some reviewers said this was too salty. I loved it. Even ate the leftovers cold. I could have eaten the whole 16 ounces in one sitting easily, but thought I probably better not. I also didn't add any oil, as I didn't have sesame oil, but will add it next time. Can only make it better.
I have to agree with the other reviewer in that this dish was way too salty for my taste. I didn't realize that the tofu (we used extra-firm) would soak up the majority of the marinade. If I make this again I will water down the soy sauce or use the low sodium kind. I sprinkled the baked tofu with some sesame seeds and cut green onion, which made for a nice touch.
Wow was this salty. I love the idea of how simple the recipe is and easy to prepare. I didn't have rice vinegar so I used balsamic. The flavor was nice. But man oh man was this salty. I felt guilty giving it to my kids. I even used low sodium soy sauce. The texture didn't really change once it was cooked- which is fine for us (another reviewer mentioned that it had for them). I was attempting the tofu stick idea, but in the end I still had to cut it into smaller pieces. Thirty minutes to marinade and 30 minutes to cook is a long time as well. One hour was a bit much for me on a busy weeknight. We ate it and it filled us up. I'll be hydrating my family with lots of water for the rest of the evening though...