This versatile, perfect flavor-packed baked tofu has the absolute best savory marinade and goes well in tons of different recipes.
Why You’ll Love this Baked Tofu
Looks like we’re back to basics for this post. This has got to be one of my most used recipes to date (it’s up there with my Crispy Marinated Tempeh). Here are a few reasons why I love it so much and why you will too!
- Super Versatile: I use this tofu in so so so many dishes from noodle stir-frys, to stuffed peppers, to dumplings…you name it.
- The Best Marinade: this marinade is packed with savory flavor!
- Slightly Charred Exterior: this tofu recipe is baked at a high temperature, creating a delicious char.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this flavorful baked tofu recipe!
- Extra or Super Firm Tofu
- Sesame Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Sambal Oelek
- Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup
Tips for Marinating Tofu
The trick to getting super flavorful tofu is how long you marinate it. Let’s say you have the best-tasting marinade. If you throw it on the tofu right before baking it, the tofu will have some flavor, but not as much as it could have.
About the Marinade
The marinade for this recipe is super savory with a hint of sweet and spicy. Using some type of oil, salt and a touch of sweetener helps create the best umami flavor.
To make the tofu even more flavor-packed, I recommend cutting it into fairly small cubes. (about ½ an inch should do the trick).
The smaller the tofu is cut, the more surface area there is for the marinade to penetrate. This means a ton more flavor.
How to Bake this Flavorful Tofu
After marinating the tofu for at least 30 minutes in the fridge, it’s time to bake it up! Be sure to spread the tofu out in a single layer on a sheet pan. This will help crisp up the cubes faster and more evenly.
I like to bake my tofus at a pretty high temp. This helps add a bit of char to them which creates another deep level of flavor and texture.
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