Sesame seed-coated marinated tofu is a tasty recipe that goes well with any Asian-themed meal.
Yield: 4 servings
Time: 30 minutes
- medium baking dish
- 2 shallow bowls
- whisk or fork
- 5 T water, divided
- 2 T plus 1 t soy sauce, divided
- 1 T sesame oil
- 1 T rice vinegar
- 14 oz extra-firm tofu, pressed
- 3 T tahini
- 1 T lemon juice
- ½ c white and/or black sesame seeds
- pinch cayenne
- pinch salt
- black pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine 2 T water, 2 T soy sauce, oil, and vinegar in the baking dish.
Cut the tofu into 8 equal slices or triangles, then place in dish in a single layer. Flip to coat both sides with marinade.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine remaining 3 T water, t soy sauce, tahini, and lemon in one bowl, and seeds and spices in the other.
Remove dish from the oven and coat the top of each slice of tofu with a thin layer of tahini mixture, then press that into the sesame seeds.
Return tofu to the marinade, sesame-side up, and bake another 10 minutes.
Serve with a flavorful sauce such as wasabi or red pepper coulis.
Adapted from the recipe for “Sesame tofu with wasabi cream sauce” in The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East – read my review.