Common adjectives associated with tofu: Boring. Bland. Meh.
Too bad, because tofu is only as “meh” as the method used to cook it. Think of tofu as a blank slate. Alone, it has very little flavor, but add spices, herbs or sauce and you have a delicious, high-protein addition to any meal.
Spicy Baked Tofu
- 1 (1-inch) slab firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
Press tofu between pieces of paper towel to remove excess liquid, then cut into 1/4-inch slices. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha; add tofu and swirl to coat. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat oven to 375. Place marinated tofu on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Serve over rice, pasta, stir-fried veggies, salad greens…or whatever floats your boat.
This recipe serves 1 but could easily be doubled, tripled, etc.