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Author Notes: This simple marinade isn't a knock your socks off kind of recipe. I'm entering it because it is so useful to know about. I feel that most successful tofu recipes are a little sweet and a little salty, which this is. I'm not a vegetarian, but have many vegetarian friends and I myself don't eat meat too often (though when I do, I love it). I use this tofu over many dishes when I want a tasty protein. For example, I'm serving it over last weeks winner, "one night in Bangkok" this evening. I've been making the marinade forever--originally using it with chicken, but more recently for tofu. It came from my mom, and where she got it, I don't know. I certainly didn't create the marinade, and would love to give credit, if anyone does know where it came from. —erinbdm
Serves 2 or 3
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/6 cup sugar
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon dry grated orange peel
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 12 oz package of extra firm tofu
- Wrap tofu in paper towel, put it in the sink, and place something heavy on it for about 20 minutes.
- While you press the tofu, whisk all of the other ingredients together.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Allow tofu to marinate at least 30 minutes.
- Place tofu on parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, turning once.
- Serve over whole grain salads, vegetable stir-fries, asian style salads, etc.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipes with Tofu