Crispy Satay Tofu

[vc_row content_placement=”middle” row_content_width=”grid” disable_background_image=”” content_text_aligment=”left” simple_background_image=”4407″ el_class=”post-header-image” css=”.vc_custom_1577062337766{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}” simple_background_color=”#777777″][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1577052038602{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][qodef_section_title type=”standard” position=”” title_tag=”h1″ disable_break_words=”no” text_tag=”h2″ text_font_weight=”500″ title=”Crispy Satay Tofu” text=”This easy recipe will have everyone impressed.” title_color=”#45ac9b” text_color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” row_content_width=”grid”][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1577049453428{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}” el_class=”blogpost”][vc_column_text]This crispy, Asian inspired, baked tofu is an absolute must-try! It is so simple and so delicious. It can easily be paired with so many things, brown rice, Chinese broccoli, carrots and spinach. The possibilities are endless.
You may hear from people first trying out a plant-based diet that they don’t like tofu. This is pretty easy to understand, if not cooked properly tofu can be very bland with an odd texture. I didn’t get into tofu after years of being a vegetarian. I now know that the secret to delicious tofu is all in the marinade. Raw or cooked, with the right ingredients tofu is an absolute treat. Packed with protein, all 9 amino acids, and plenty of vitamins and minerals, it is one of the most important staples in many vegetarians and vegans’ lives.

Preparation is important

The first thing that you want to do is to press the tofu with a tofu press. This is a very critical part of the baking process as it will eliminate a lot of the moisture and allow the tofu to get crispy.

Marinade will bring the flavour

Secondly, when you are marinating for baked tofu you will want to allow at least 2 hours for the marinade to sit; even better overnight. This will allow for all of the flavours to come through all of the tofu and will create a more juicy texture.

Oil is not the enemy

Lastly, the secret to crispy baked tofu is oil. Do not be afraid to use a good serving of coconut oil (or any other healthy oil). Make sure that your tofu cubes are well coated with oil to ensure their crispiness.
Even though this dish does require a little bit of preparation, it is simple to make and a crowd-pleaser. This dish is loved my plant-based foodies, carnivores and everyone in between![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4407″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”recipe-image” css=”.vc_custom_1577062249154{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner offset=”vc_hidden-lg vc_hidden-md”][qodef_recipe servings=”2 People” ingredients_1=”%5B%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20pound%20tofu%2C%20sliced%20into%208%20even%20pieces%2C%20pressed%20for%20at%20least%20an%20hour%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222%20tablespoons%20soy%20sauce%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222%20tablespoons%20agave%20nectar%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221-2%20tablespoons%20of%20peanut%20butter%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20tablespoon%20toasted%20sesame%20oil%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222%20cloves%20minced%20garlic%2C%20or%20to%20taste%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20teaspoon%20minced%20fresh%20ginger%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20tablespoon%20sesame%20seeds%2C%20or%20to%20taste%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222-3%20sprigs%20of%20green%20onion%2C%20or%20to%20taste%22%7D%5D” ingredients_2=”%5B%5D” ingredients_3=”%5B%5D” instructions=”%5B%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Preheat%20oven%20to%20350%20degrees%20F%20(175%20degrees%20C).%20Lightly%20oil%20a%20large%20baking%20sheet%20and%20place%20pressed%20tofu.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Combine%20sesame%20oil%2C%20garlic%2C%20ginger%2C%20soy%20sauce%2C%20agave%20and%20peanut%20butter%20together%20in%20a%20bowl%20and%20pour%20have%20of%20the%20marinade%20evenly%20over%20tofu.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22After%20oven%20has%20preheated%20bake%20for%2030%20minutes.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Remove%20from%20oven%2C%20flip%20tofu%2C%20pour%20the%20rest%20of%20the%20marinade%20on%20the%20tofu%20and%20sprinkle%20with%20sesame%20seeds.%20%20%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Place%20back%20in%20the%20oven%20and%20bake%20for%20an%20additional%2030%20minutes%20or%20until%20the%20tofu%20is%20golden%20and%20crispy.%20%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Remove%20from%20oven%2C%20place%20tofu%20on%20seperate%20dish%20to%20cool%2C%20sprinkle%20with%20green%20onion.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Serve%20and%20Enjoy!%22%7D%5D” notes=”” prep_time=”15 minutes” cook_time=”60 minutes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][templatera id=”7767″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_content_width=”grid”][vc_column offset=”vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][qodef_recipe servings=”2 People” ingredients_1=”%5B%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20pound%20tofu%2C%20sliced%20into%208%20even%20pieces%2C%20pressed%20for%20at%20least%20an%20hour%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222%20tablespoons%20soy%20sauce%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222%20tablespoons%20agave%20nectar%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221-2%20tablespoons%20of%20peanut%20butter%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20tablespoon%20toasted%20sesame%20oil%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222%20cloves%20minced%20garlic%2C%20or%20to%20taste%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20teaspoon%20minced%20fresh%20ginger%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%221%20tablespoon%20sesame%20seeds%2C%20or%20to%20taste%22%7D%2C%7B%22ingredient%22%3A%222-3%20sprigs%20of%20green%20onion%2C%20or%20to%20taste%22%7D%5D” ingredients_2=”%5B%5D” ingredients_3=”%5B%5D” instructions=”%5B%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Preheat%20oven%20to%20350%20degrees%20F%20(175%20degrees%20C).%20Lightly%20oil%20a%20large%20baking%20sheet%20and%20place%20pressed%20tofu.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Combine%20sesame%20oil%2C%20garlic%2C%20ginger%2C%20soy%20sauce%2C%20agave%20and%20peanut%20butter%20together%20in%20a%20bowl%20and%20pour%20have%20of%20the%20marinade%20evenly%20over%20tofu.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22After%20oven%20has%20preheated%20bake%20for%2030%20minutes.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Remove%20from%20oven%2C%20flip%20tofu%2C%20pour%20the%20rest%20of%20the%20marinade%20on%20the%20tofu%20and%20sprinkle%20with%20sesame%20seeds.%20%20%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Place%20back%20in%20the%20oven%20and%20bake%20for%20an%20additional%2030%20minutes%20or%20until%20the%20tofu%20is%20golden%20and%20crispy.%20%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Remove%20from%20oven%2C%20place%20tofu%20on%20seperate%20dish%20to%20cool%2C%20sprinkle%20with%20green%20onion.%22%7D%2C%7B%22instruction%22%3A%22Serve%20and%20Enjoy!%22%7D%5D” notes=”” prep_time=”15 minutes” cook_time=”60 minutes”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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