Baked Teriyaki Crispy Tofu Cubes

The texture of this tofu is like paneer! Nice and crispy/crunchy with chewy interior- not mushy or wet like usual.   The trick is using the freezer first. 
  1. Cut slit in package of extra firm organic tofu, drain off the liquid, then tape the container shut. Stick in the freezer. 
  2. Once frozen, put the container in the fridge to thaw. 
  3. Cut thawed tofu into 3/4" chunks.  
  4. Marinate cubed tofu for 10 minutes or more in mixture of: 2 TB soy sauce, 1 TB brown sugar, 1 tea sesame oil, 1 tea gated ginger, 2 smashed garlic cloves
  5.  Toss the tofu on a baking sheet.  Roast at 375 F for 30 minutes, stirring/flipping occasionally, until tofu is crispy on all sides. 



Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious and I'd love to try it but I have no idea what "tea gated ginger" is.

Tammy said...

Sorry for the typo! I meant to type "1 teaspoon grated ginger". I use a microplane zester to break the ginger down into small bits.