Nell Newman's Marinated Ginger Tofu over Crispy Browned Soba Noo

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 2hrs 40mins


  • 1
    lb tofu, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 23
  • 2
    teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1
    large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 12
    large red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2
    stalks celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 2
    stalks bok choy, sliced 1/2 ,thick 1 large zucchini, sliced 1/2 , thick
  • 8
    ounces soba noodles
  • 3
    tablespoons sesame oil


  • Simmer the tofu in the soy sauce with the gingeroot, onion, and the 2 1/4 cups of water for 1 hours.
  • Allow to marinate for at least 1 hours.
  • or up to 5 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350*.
  • Place the red pepper, celery, bok choy, and zucchini in a large, shallow, ovenproof dish and pour the tofu and marinade over them.
  • Braise for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • ,depending on how you like your tofu or how much time you have.
  • I usually cook it until the tofu is browned and the sauce is bubbly.
  • While the tofu is cooking, place the soba noodles in boiling water with 1 tbls.
  • of sesame oil and cook until al dente.
  • Drain and place in nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the remaining 2 tbls.
  • of sesame oil and spread the noodles so they cover the pan evenly.
  • Cook until darkly browned or lightly burned.
  • To serve, spoon the tofu mixture over individual portions of the fried noodles.