Once again we meet our friend Mr. Tofu. The first time you encounter him, he may seem a little bland, boring even. But upon closer acquaintance, you begin to realize that he is just very subtle and understated. In fact, underneath that smooth exterior, there is a party animal, a chameleon, really, just waiting to get out and take the world on.
Put any type of outfit on him and he is ready to go. He can be dressed up in a panko crust or tossed in teriyaki for some fun luau action.
Ginger and Spice Baked Tofu
1 cake firm tofu, pressed under a weight for 30 minutes
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine
2 Tbsp cider or rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
1 Tbsp molasses (if you don't have any, just use more maple syrup or honey)
1/4 tsp five-spice powder
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp chile powder (I used chipotle)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
3 green onions, sliced
Mix marinade ingredients. Slice tofu in 1/2 inch slices and marinate in sauce, turning frequently, at least one hour. Remove from marinade.
Broil or put in toaster oven on hottest setting about 4 minutes on each side.
Serve atop a lovely bed of greens.