Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Garlic Tofu w/ Roasted Vegetables

If you've been reading my blog you will know that sometimes I guess on measurements. This is one of those times.

1 block of extra-firm tofu, pressed for 20 minutes
3 - 4 tbsp. soy sauce
1 - 2 tbsp. oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried basil
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper

- Mix all ingredients except for the tofu in a medium-sized bowl. Feel free to modify this marinade to your liking.
- Slice tofu however you choose. I decided on tofu "sticks" (even though some of them broke in the process).
- Gently toss tofu into the marinade until well incorporated.

- Place into a sandwich bag, making sure to squeeze out as much air as you can. Marinate the tofu in the refrigerator for however long you want. I typically let it sit for 24 hours but I only let this sit for probably 10.
- Sometime while the tofu is marinating, prepare your mixture to coat them in. I just used a little bit of almond meal, yellow corn meal, garlic powder, and a dash of salt and pepper.
- When tofu is done marinating (or until you can't wait any longer!), shake tofu sticks in your almond meal mixture in a sandwich baggie.
- Heat up a skillet on medium-high with just a tablespoon or two of oil. Brown tofu sticks on each side to give it a little crunch. This should only take a few minutes on each side.

- While tofu is browning, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Pop these into the oven to cook them through, maybe about 10 minutes.

I served these tofu sticks with some roasted onions, garlic, green peppers, and zucchini. It was all so good!! I wish I would've let the tofu cook in the oven for longer or that I would've cut them smaller. I like really crunchy tofu but I am trying not to fry things as much. All in all, I am quite pleased with how this meal turned out! I'm also glad I mainly used almond meal for the coating -- it gave it a very nice taste!

I am about to start on an awesome dinner for tonight. Don't worry, I'll be posting it in a few days :)


  1. That sounds like a great new way for me to cook our tofu :) I must try it.