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.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 10ounces firm tofu, cut into 6 slices
- ¼cup water
- 2tablespoons soy sauce
- 1tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1tablespoon brown sugar
- 2teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
- 1clove garlic, minced
- ½teaspoon cornstarch
- 1teaspoon sesame oil
- 1tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1green onion, minced
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2Arrange tofu slices into a square baking dish in a single layer.
Step 3Stir 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.
Step 4Marinate tofu for 15 minutes.
Step 5Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Cook sesame seeds in skillet until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Step 6Bake tofu in preheated oven until it looks glazed, about 25 minutes. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion.