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Baked Tofu with Thai Style Peanut Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Thai Style Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 tsp coconut oil, or olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk, canned
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp low sodium gluten free tamari, or soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sorghum syrup, or honey
  • Red pepper flakes, optional

Tofu

  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed*

Instructions

Thai Style Peanut Sauce

  1. Heat coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until browned.

  2. Add coconut milk, coconut water, water, and tamari, and whisk together. Add curry paste; stir for 1 minute. Whisk in peanut butter and sorghum syrup, and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add red pepper flakes if desired.

  3. Remove from heat, cool and set aside.

Tofu

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

  2. Drain and 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.

  3. Place cubed tofu on a parchment lined baking pan in one single layer and bake for 20 minutes until firm.

  4. Once firm, add ¼ cup peanut sauce to the tofu and mix well. Arrange in a single spread-out layer. Let cool.

  5. Use ¼ cup of sauce to either dip the tofu in or drizzle over the tofu. Serve over a salad, whole grains, of your choice with vegetables.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 3.5 oz serving 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