Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu Recipe
I love baked tofu, I typically marinate it, then bake it dry, but for this recipe, I baked it in it’s own marinade to make a delicious baked Peanut Sauce, perfect for serving over noodles or rice. Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu is delicious as a side dish, or in a noodle bowl with fresh vegetables.
Making Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu
I always start out making tofu by pressing it. You can use a tool called a tofu press, or you can place the tofu between several layers of paper towel and press a heavy cookbook or frying pan on top of it. This presses out some of the liquid that it was stored in, and allows the tofu to absorb more flavor from the marinade and ingredients you are cooking with. I like pressing my tofu after I have cut it into cubes, as I feel I get more of the liquid out. The first few times I ever had tofu, it was not pressed or marinated, and it put me off of tofu for a very long time. It wasn’t until I had tofu that was pressed, and marinated before cooking, that I actually learned to enjoy tofu.
I use a small casserole dish for this Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu, but any oven-safe baking dish will do, as long as it holds the tofu, and is not too large. For this dish, you want to make sure the tofu is at least mostly submerged in the sauce while it is cooking. This will allow for the most amount of flavor to be absorbed into every bite!
I call this Peanut Sauce Tofu, because it has ingredients much like those which I would use when I make peanut sauce, however the ratio’s are much different than what I would use if I were making peanut sauce on it’s own. The reason for this is because I want the sauce to be a bit runnier for the tofu to absorb the liquid while it cooks. In a basic peanut sauce I would use a little more peanut butter, and less soy sauce, lime juice and sugar.
The Home Baked Vegan’s Recipe for Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu is:
Here is the recipe for The Home Baked Vegan’s Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu:
1 Block Extra Firm Tofu
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1 tsp Ginger, grated
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
Cut the tofu into cubes, then place the tofu on top of several layers of paper towel (or a clean tea towel). Cover with more paper towel and place a heavy cookbook and/or cast iron pan on top. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Place the tofu in a small-medium sized casserole dish (approximately 1 to 1.5 qts)
Whisk together remaining ingredients, and pour over top of the tofu.
Marinate it for 1 hour, flipping the tofu pieces over after 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350° F
Bake the dish for 30-35 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling.
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Yield: 4 – 6
Author: Alexandra Tugade | The Home Baked Vegan
Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu
Prep time: 1 H & 10 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 1 H & 40 M
Vegan Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu Recipe
- 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Ginger, grated
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
- Cut the tofu into cubes, then place the tofu on top of several layers of paper towel (or a clean tea towel). Cover with more paper towel and place a heavy cookbook and/or cast iron pan on top. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Place the tofu in a small-medium sized casserole dish (approximately 1 to 1.5 qts)
- Whisk together remaining ingredients, and pour over top of the tofu.
- Marinate it for 1 hour, flipping the tofu pieces over after 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350° F
- Bake the dish for 30-35 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling.
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