My camera is on the fritz so I don't have pictures of this, but this is one of those (I'm going to say it) "30 minute meals" that my kids love as much as I do. We often have this for lunch, and this makes enough for the girls to nibble on tofu all afternoon long (my girls love to graze).
This is my idea of a quick meal that's healthier, tastier, and maybe even faster than anything you can get from a box of a can.
BAKED TOFU WITH PEANUT SAUCE
Preheat oven to 350º and put on a pot of rice.
- 1 brick of water-packed firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 3 glops (tablespoons) of prepared Thai peanut (satay) sauce, check to make sure it isn't too spicy
- a splash (one tablespoon) of low-sodium tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
- 2-3 glugs of maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or honey
- non-stick cooking spray
In a medium bowl, combine peanut sauce, tamari, and maple syrup. Mix well. Add in tofu cubes and toss very gently to coat.
Spray a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray. Using a slotted spoon, remove tofu from bowl and place on baking sheet in a single layer. (Set bowl with any extra sauce aside.). Bake for 25 minutes, don't bother to stir or flip the tofu, they will be fine.
Transfer tofu cubes back into bowl with remaining sauce while tofu is hot. Toss briefly. Serve. (You can also skip this step and just serve the tofu straight from the oven.)