by Holladay Allen
Native Foods Cafe
I love tofu. I love the texture, the flavor (even plain), the way it looks... tofu is just wonderful. I prepare it alot of different ways, but my hands-down-favorite tofu prep is the following baked tofu recipe... it is soooooo easy and crazy delicious.
- 1 block tofu (I use the 10oz Wildwood, their tofu is my favorite), cut however you'd like
- 3 Tablespoons Liquid Aminos
- 3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Toss all ingredients together in a shallow baking dish like so:
Now you can omit the coconut oil for a lower fat version, but the tofu might stick to the baking dish and break apart. Also, feel free to adjust the quantities of aminos and nutritional yeast. Once the cubes are nicely coated in the aminos, nutritional yeast and oil (if using) pop in the oven (pre-heated to 400) and let bake for at least 20 minutes stirring occasionally. I bake mine for around 45-50 minutes because I like the outside to get a little crispy and chewy, with the inside all soft and hot and full of flavor. The nutritional yeast adds a nice coating to the finished product like pan sauteed breaded tofu, but not as oily. Try it out and let me know what you think!