This tofu recipe has a mild but delicious flavor that can be paired with a variety of other flavors and ingredients. My favorite ways to eat it are in a whole-wheat wrap with shredded cabbage and peppers or on top of a great big salad with slivered almonds and a sesame dressing.
Black Tea & Soy Marinated Tofu
Serving Size: 4 pieces
Calories: 116 Fat: 6
1 pkg (14 oz) extra-firm tofu
6 oz boiling water
2 black tea bags
1 T reduced-sodium soy sauce
½ t ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
Remove tofu from package, wrap in a dish towel, and top with a heavy object such as a stack of books to press and remove the water for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you may use a tofu press
Meanwhile, add your tea bags to the boiling water to steep for 2-3 minutes. Discard the tea bags, and add the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic to the tea.
One the tofu is pressed, unwrap from towel and slice into 12 even pieces. Lay pieces in a glass casserole dish and cover with marinade.
Let the tofu marinate for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight, turning the tofu pieces over halfway through the marinating time.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Add tofu pieces to prepared baking pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until tofu is golden brown and firm.
Emily is a part-time vegan, full-time vegetarian, and creator of the food blog, Sinful Nutrition. She is a registered dietitian who hopes to share her passion for food and health through delicious recipes and idea to eaters of all kinds. Be sure to check out her blog at http://sinfulnutrition.com.