How do you like your tofu? I absolutely love mine as baked tofu steaks (although, it is a very close call as I do actually LOVE tofu in all it’s shapes, sizes and forms…you could say it’s a bit of an obsession really!)
A nice and easy way to cook tofu is baking it as steaks, you can then eat it as it comes or chop it up and add it to other dishes such as oriental soups, stir-fries or salads. The best part is that you can marinade it in whatever your favourite marinade is, leave it for the day and then sit back and relax while it bakes in the oven.
How simple, hey?
In this recipe, I am going to share the quick marinade method which only takes 30 minutes for marinade.
1 block of firm tofu (I used Cauldron) cut in half down the side and then again across the middle to create four even ‘steaks’
5 tbsp low salt soy sauce
5 tbsp red wine vinegar
5 tbsp red wine
1 tbsp Henderson’s Relish / Yorkshire Sauce (or any vegetarian Worcestershire sauce of your choice)
3 tbsp lemon juice
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
5 cm fresh ginger, grated
cut the tofu and rinse under cold water
place between kitchen roll and place a chopping board on top of them, placing a weight on top of the board for extra pressure
leave weighted for 30 minutes
meanwhile prepare your marinade in a roasting tin this is the wine, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, ginger etc)
when the 30 minutes is up, place the tofu ‘steaks’ in the marinade and leave for 15 minutes
turn the steaks and leave for a further 15 minutes
preheat the oven to 200C
prepare a baking sheet by spraying with a little olive oil and then place your tofu onto the tray
place the tray in the middle of the oven and leave for 30 minutes, turning once
and there you have it, a delicious tofu steak!
One of my favourite ways enjoy these for an effort free meal is to serve it with a jacket potato and a vegetable compot (fried chopped onions, peppers, mushrooms etc) and some tangy mustard on the side! Delicious! Or if you fancy going a bit 70s, you could pour over some peppercorn sauce or veggie ‘Steak Diane’ sauce.
Whether it is baked tofu steaks, salt and pepper sir-fry tofu or scrambled tofu, what is your favourite way to cook tofu? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Tofu for now! 😉