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Baked Ginger-Soy Tofu Squares

  • November 11, 2011
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Baked Ginger-Soy Tofu Squares

When I saw this baked tofu recipe pop up on The Kitchn’s Facebook feed last week, I ran downstairs to put tofu on my grocery list. I’d recently made a divine coconut peanut sauce inspired by a simple recipe I found on the Thai cooking blog, SheSimmers, and was looking for things to show it off on. And baked tofu squares certainly fit the bill…

Tofu by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

I started by unwrapping the tofu and placing it under pressure (in this case, a cutting board topped with a small dutch oven to provide some serious heft) to drain.

Draining the tofu by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

While the tofu drained, I whipped up a simple marinade – soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, sesame oil and a little bit of organic apricot jam for sweetness.

Marinade ingredients by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

Twenty minutes later, my tofu had shed some water weight and was ready for cubing. I used firm tofu which is very easy to cut (soft tofu is more prone to crumbling or tearing.)

Sliced, drained tofu by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

I placed the squares in the marinade and left them to soak up the sesame soy goodness for about half an hour. Then I dropped the marinated squares onto a heavy baking sheet and popped them into the oven.

Tofu squares heading into the oven by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

Thirty-five minutes later, a tray full of delightfully chewy, flavorful tofu squares was giving me a “come hither” look I found myself powerless to resist.

Baked marinated tofu squares by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

I served them with the coconut peanut sauce, brown rice and baked yams and ’twas mighty tasty.

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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmersí markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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3:07PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

thanks, making it again tonight.

12:27AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Thank you

8:20AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012


5:38AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

Sounds tasty! :)

4:23AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

Can't wait to try that tofu recipe.

10:22PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

Thank you very much Eve!

5:42PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

This looks so good!

11:42AM PST on Nov 22, 2011

These sound truly delicious! They'd make a nice Thanksgiving side dish, especially for vegetarian guests.

7:27PM PST on Nov 21, 2011


11:19PM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Thank you so much Eve...
Will try for sure!

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