Baked Tofu

makes about 2 cups 

  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu (drained & cubed)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2-inch knob ginger, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil (optional)

Cover tofu in a dishtowel. Place on a baking sheet. Add a heavy skillet on top to weigh down the tofu, evenly. This will press the moisture into the dishtowel.  Let sit for at least an hour before cubing the tofu and putting it in the marinade. 

Mix marinade in a Pyrex dish. Toss tofu in the marinade. Place in fridge for at least three hours. Turn the container upside down to redistribute the marinade. Tofu can sit in the marinade for up to 3 days if you’re not ready to use. 

Preheat oven to 400F. 

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place marinated tofu on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, tossing the tofu every 10 minutes or so to brown all sides. Serve warm or cold!