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October 10, 2008

Spicy Baked Tofu

Filed under: only vegan food — by debs @ 8:34 am
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Tofu…it took me a long time to acquire an appreciation for this particular food.  Even when prepared at a chinese restaurant I still couldn’t get past the overtly spongy, mushy quality.  Thankfully I discovered the General Tao’s recipe on Vegweb which was so, so good it converted me immediately, further success came with VWAV Pad Thai.

However, seeing as I was relying on frying the tofu I thought I’d better try it a lower fat, healthier way as frying isn’t exactly condusive to helping weight loss!

This is my first attempt at baked tofu, and whilst it was a little rubbery (left it in the oven too long methinks), I actually really enjoyed it.

I made a spicy sauce, and after flouring the tofu brushed some onto the tofu before baking. The rest of the sauce went into the stir fry vegetables…served with rice noodles.  A quick, healthy, tasty dinner – result!!:-)

Spicy Sauce recipe

1 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper

just over 1/2 cup vegetable stock

2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon asian chili-garlic sauce

1 teaspoon sugar


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