Tofu: Some people love it, some people hate it. I believe, however, that the people who hate it just haven’t had it prepared the right way!
Properly cooked tofu, is positively PACKED with flavor. Its texture is lightly crispy and satisfying. Tofu is an inexpensive, lean source of protein and it’s worth trying. Here’s how to make crispy tofu that actually tastes great!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
1 14 oz. block Extra Firm Tofu
1/2 cup Brags Amino or low sodium soy sauce
2-3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast, add more to taste
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of ground black pepper
First, preheat the oven to 4OOF. Drain the liquid from the Tofu and “press” the extra liquid out by wrapping it in a clean dish towel, or by using a Tofu press.
Cut the Tofu into even cubes. I like to cut the block in half lengthwise, then cut each rectangle into 16 even cubes.
Add the cubed Tofu to a large bowl, then use a spatula to gently toss it with the liquid aminos, until evenly coated. Add the Nutritional Yeast, garlic powder, and black pepper then gently mix until coated. Add more Nutritional Yeast or extra seasonings to taste, if desired.
4. Transfer the cubes to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between the cubes. Bake for 20 minutes, then carefully flip the cubes. Bake for another 20-30 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your tofu.
5. Serve with your favorite complex carbohydrate ( I used brown rice from my weekly meal prep) and your favorite veggies ( I used kale).
By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN