Baked Tofu with Thai Style Peanut Sauce

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Baked tofu with thai style peanut sauce

We love using tofu in the kitchen! It is widely versatile, had a large range of flavor, and can be used in almost any dish to make it plant-based and increase nutritional value. When tofu is combined with our exotic Thai Style Peanut Sauce, it’s going to be a dish that your whole family will be craving!

Tofu diced ready to bake

Tofu is a great way to increase your protein, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acid intake, especially while on a plant-based diet, so using this food source as an addition to any meal is a good idea. Studies have even shown that eating whole soy food products such as tofu may help in when considering a cancer-preventing diet (1). You can combine tofu with heart healthy vegetables or fiber-rich whole grains, so it’s no wonder that this recipe should be the next dinner option in your household!

Baked Tofu with Thai Style Peanut Sauce
 
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Serves: 4 - 3½ oz servings
Ingredients
Thai Style Peanut Sauce:
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium gluten free tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos (soy-free & low sodium alternative)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk, canned
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 tablespoon sorghum syrup or honey
  • Red pepper flakes, optional
Tofu:
  • 14 oz Tofu, extra firm, cubed
Instructions
Peanut Sauce:
  1. Heat coconut or olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and sauté until lightly browned.
  3. Add tamari or soy sauce, water, coconut milk, and coconut water, and whisk together.
  4. Add curry paste; stir for 1 minute.
  5. Whisk in peanut butter and sorghum syrup or honey, and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
  7. Remove from heat, cool and set aside.
Tofu:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Drain and press tofu (see note).
  3. Place cubed tofu on a parchment lined baking pan in one single layer.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until it’s firm.
  5. Once firm, add ¼ cup peanut sauce to the tofu and mix well. Arrange in a single spread-out layer. Let cool.
  6. Use ¼ cup of tofu to either dip the tofu in or drizzle over the tofu.
  7. Serve Tofu with Peanut Sauce over a salad or whole grain of your choice with vegetables.
Notes
How to press tofu: You can use a tofu press, or an alternative method using a clean towel and a clean plate. Roll up the tofu with the towel, place it on the plate, cover with the flat side of another plate, and stack 3 books on top. Leave for 15-45 minutes, depending on the desired texture of the tofu.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 - 3.5 oz servings Calories: 125 calories, Fat: 8 grams, Saturated fat: 2.5 gram, Carbohydrates: 3 gram, Sugar: 1 grams, Sodium: 111 milligrams, Fiber: 1 grams, Protein: 11 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

(1) Tofu. The World’s Healthiest Foods. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=111

Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to The Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

One Response to Baked Tofu with Thai Style Peanut Sauce


  1. I have been looking for some new tofu recipes. Going to give this a try!

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