Sometimes you need to whip together a tasty, high-protein meal, but you have limited time and/or ingredients. Fortunately, we’ve discovered a recipe to solve that dilemma. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and made with ingredients that you probably have in your cabinet and refrigerator already. And so scrumptious, you’ll want to devour the whole pan!
You won’t believe how easy this dish is to prepare. After you stir the ingredients together, place them in a pan, and pop them into the oven, you’ll scratch your head and ask yourself, “That’s IT?!”
Plus, this is a great recipe for trying out your new homemade tofu!
1 16-ounce block of firm tofu, cubed
1/4 cup vegan mayo
1/4 cup tamari
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons sriracha
1 tablespoon minced ginger root
1 teaspoon minced garlic
toasted sesame seeds for topping
sliced green onions for topping
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Cut tofu into cubes and set them aside. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all of the other ingredients (except the green onions and sesame seeds) until everything is thoroughly combined.
Add the tofu and continue tossing the mixture around until the tofu is coated.
Pour the contents into a 9 by 12 baking pan. Be sure to spread the tofu so it doesn’t overlap. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, flip the tofu, and return it to the oven. Bake for another 15 minutes until the tofu is golden brown.
Remove from pan and transfer to plates. Garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. If you want, you can add shredded carrots, a sprinkle of Italian parsley, basil or cilantro, or any other topping of your choice. Feel free to brainstorm and get as wild as you desire!
This baked bang bang tofu is superb when served over rice. We used brown rice, but white basmati rice would be sensational as well. It serves 2-4 guests, depending upon whether you’re using it as a main or a side dish, as well as everyone’s hunger level. Even your guests who don’t particularly care for tofu are likely to be dazzled by this dish! It really is that delicious.
If you end up with leftovers, cover them tightly in an airtight container and place them in your refrigerator. They should keep fresh for up to three days. It is inadvisable to freeze tofu, so be sure to devour your leftovers quickly. This dish should taste great reheated, but we’re really not sure because we ate it all in one sitting! Once you try it, you will probably do the same thing.
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