Tofu Piccata

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by casemnor

This recipe came from: It is absolutely divine. It even has non-tofu people singing its praises. It is a great "starter vegetarian" type recipe. I like to serve it with some plain rice.

Top Review by tiffanynguyen1212

I pithed and peeled a large lemon, sliced it thin, and added the entire lemon to the sauce. Of course, it came out incredibly SOUR and I could not taste anything else. Did I make this correctly? Next time, I would likely increase the mushrooms and white wine and just use the lemon juice to make more of a sauce. I ended up just making a sour topping. Lightly fried then baked tofu steaks came out perfectly though. Next time, I would definitely definitely tweak this recipe to use less lemon and more liquid.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 275F.
  2. Cut the lemon into very thin rounds, discarding the seeds, and set aside.
  3. Drain tofu, wrap in paper towel, and press for about ten minutes (this will give your tofu a firmer texture).
  4. Put the flour into a shallow bowl.
  5. Season the tofu with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour, tapping off any excess.
  6. Transfer the tofu slices to a platter and set aside.
  7. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the tofu, in batches, and cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes total.
  9. Place the tofu slices on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
  10. Deglaze the skillet with the wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  11. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring a few times, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  12. Stir in the lemon slices, capers, and parsley and simmer until hot.
  13. Stir in the butter, if using, to enrich the sauce.
  14. Arrange the tofu on a serving platter or individual plates.
  15. Pour the sauce over the tofu and serve at once.

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