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Marinated Tofu

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For sesame marinade
  Tamari/Soy sauce 6 Tablespoon
  Chinese sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Finely minced garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed toasted sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Minced scallions 2 Tablespoon
For nut & tamari marinade
  Peanut butter 3 Tablespoon
  Tamari/Soy sauce 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Powdered ginger 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For teriyaki marinade
  Tamari/Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ketchup 2 Tablespoon
  Packed brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Grated fresh ginger/1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For barbecue marinade
  Prepared barbecue sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
For curry marinade
  Peanut butter 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetarian worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Honey 1 Tablespoon
  Curry powder 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon

To marinate tofu: Combine marinade ingredients in a shallow bowl. Cut one pound of firm tofu into cubes or slices up to 1/2-inch thick. (Tofu may be pressed first, if desired. Place tofu in marinade and turn to coat all sides. Marinate from 2 to 4 hours, gently turning and basting tofu occasionally. Drain tofu before serving, reserving any remaining marinade for future use. For richer flavor and a chewier texture, skillet-fry, bake or charcoal-broil tofu after marinating.
To skillet-fry marinated tofu: Fry a single layer of cubes or slices of drained, marinated tofu in about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat. Turn occasionally with a spatula, cooking until all sides are well browned.
To bake marinated tofu: Place marinated tofu in a single layer on a well-oiled baking sheet. Bake at 350° F. for 40 to 60 minutes, turning tofu with a spatula several times during baking. Bake until firm and nicely browned.
To charcoal-broil: Use firm or extra-firm tofu. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. After marinating, grill tofu over glowing coals. Turn several times, basting with additional marinade.

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5 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 335 Calories from Fat 223

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g39.1%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g18%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2823 mg117.6%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.3%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 8 g16.3%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 3.1%

Calcium 6.2% Iron 17.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Marinated Tofu Recipe