Sesame Seed Baked Tofu

Sesame Seed Baked Tofu

I had a picky 19 year-old try this and he gobbled it up, as did everybody else at the table. People were disappointed, but only because I didn't have enough.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Arrange tofu slices into a square baking dish in a single layer.
  3. Step 3

    Stir water, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and cornstarch together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil while stirring continually. Pour sesame oil into the boiling mixture while stirring to incorporate fully; remove from heat and pour over the tofu.
  4. Step 4

    Marinate tofu for 15 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Cook sesame seeds in skillet until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Bake tofu in preheated oven until it looks glazed, about 25 minutes. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion.