Sunday, June 12, 2011

ginger-maple baked tofu


1 packaged firm tofu
2 tablespoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 c. sesame oil
1/8 c. maple syrup
1/8 c. agave nectar
2 tablespoons gingersauce (optional)

directions: cut and press tofu. mix spices. combine sesame oil, maple syrup and agave nectar. if you have any gingersauce laying around throw that in there too. slowly stir in spice mixture with the liquid mixture until you get a nice paste. marinade pressed tofu in the mixture and bake at 425 until crispy brown. the tofu will caramelize as it's baking.

about the recipe: i found some version of this recipe online somewhere and then haphazardly threw it together. after i had used up all my ginger powder on this recipe i realized that i had gingersauce sitting in my fridge and decided to throw that in as well. when i made this i orginally had 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper which made this overpoweringly spicy. the recipe still needs a little tweaking, but we're off to a good start. served with a free produce stirfry over rice, but i think would taste better as a standalone.