Crispy Satay Tofu

Crispy Satay Tofu

This easy recipe will have everyone impressed.

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!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tofu, sliced into 8 even pieces, pressed for at least an hour
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, or to taste
  • 2-3 sprigs of green onion, or to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a large baking sheet and place pressed tofu.
2. Combine sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, agave and peanut butter together in a bowl and pour have of the marinade evenly over tofu.
3. After oven has preheated bake for 30 minutes.
4. Remove from oven, flip tofu, pour the rest of the marinade on the tofu and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
5. Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until the tofu is golden and crispy.
6. Remove from oven, place tofu on seperate dish to cool, sprinkle with green onion.
7. Serve and Enjoy!
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tofu, sliced into 8 even pieces, pressed for at least an hour
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, or to taste
  • 2-3 sprigs of green onion, or to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a large baking sheet and place pressed tofu.
2. Combine sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, agave and peanut butter together in a bowl and pour have of the marinade evenly over tofu.
3. After oven has preheated bake for 30 minutes.
4. Remove from oven, flip tofu, pour the rest of the marinade on the tofu and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
5. Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until the tofu is golden and crispy.
6. Remove from oven, place tofu on seperate dish to cool, sprinkle with green onion.
7. Serve and Enjoy!
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