So, you’re not a big fan of tofu? Just try this recipe – it is so damn easy and so damn tasty even serious carnivores can be turned on! The key to cooking (firm, not silken) tofu is pressing it first – so drain your tofu and wrap with several paper towels or a cloth, set on a cutting board and place a bowl on top for an hour or two. This will help release the water in the tofu and make it easier to cook and absorb flavor. Then a gently frying of the tofu ensures a crispy crust which is delicious! Even better? Serve with a big green salad or some steamed vegetables and you have a complete dinner for under $5.00.
There are several different types of teriyaki glazes or marinades – try to look for a low-sodium/low-sugar variety. Once you know this recipe you can easily switch it out for any marinade you like and you’ll be making tofu triangles galore!
- One 3 oz. pkg of extra firm tofu
- Teriyaki marinade/glaze
- Olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place the tofu face-down on a cutting board and cut in thirds. Take each third and cut diagonally across so you have 2 large triangles for each third. Cut each triangle once again so you have 12 triangles total.
Warm a dash of olive oil in a large skillet on medium and fry the triangles until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed and when done drain on paper towels.
Next, arrange the tofu in a greased baking dish and pour enough glaze/marinade to coat. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Turn and bake another 15 minutes.
Recipe source: Original
Time: ~45 minutes