Saturday, 18 June 2011

Scrumptious Cubes of Delight!

Over the past few weeks I have developed a recipe for marinated, baked tofu cubes.  I will post the recipe here, however, it is still a work in progress as "Tom" and I continue to tinker with the marinade.  These cubes are so yummy that we - especially "Tom" - like to eat them fresh out of the oven for a snack.  If we can save some, we like to add the tofu cubes to salad.

Step one - pressing the tofu:
- take a block of medium-firm tofu, unwrap it, drain off the water
- place the block on a clean dry folded tea towel on a plate, then put another clean dry folded tea towel on top of the tofu.  Place a hefty book on top.
- press the tofu for at least 1 hour

Step two cutting the tofu:
- put the pressed tofu on a cutting board
- cut the tofu into one inch cubes (a block of tofu will give you about 32 cubes)

Step three - marinading the tofu:
- mix together the following:
  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
- put the tofu cubes in the marinade, toss them gently, and let sit for minimum 1 hour
- gently toss the tofu in the marinade two or three times over the hour

Step four - baking the tofu:
- drain off the excess marinade from the tofu cubes
- place the baking pan with the tofu cubes into a 350 degree oven and bake for about 1 hour, gently tossing around every 20 minutes or so, until they look like this:

Step five - eating the tofu:
- eat the cubes straight up or toss them into a salad like so:

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