You won’t need takeout with this Asian Baked Tofu and Shaved Brussels Sprouts recipe! The tofu is marinated, baked, and then topped with sauce for extra flavor!
I had a serious hankering for some Asian tofu the other day and was going to order from my local Chinese restaurant but I got to thinking about all the sodium and non-organic, non-GMO tofu they’re probably using. After that, I reconsidered and decided to make some of my own.
I’ve made tofu recipes in the past (like in my Thai Basil Noodles) but I wanted something that resembled a dish I’d get from a takeout place… only healthier. I decided to bake the tofu to make it a little crispy and then add the sauce at the end. I love those sticky types of sauces that are made with like 10lbs of sugar (who’s with me?) but since I’m being a good little health-conscious Mary Ellen, I came up with a sauce that only has 1 TB of healthier sweetener for the whole recipe.
Marinating and baking tofu then adding another sauce, creates a ton of flavor. The cornstarch is what makes the sauce thick and sticky – but be careful, do not overcook the sauce! It will burn easily so only heat it quickly before pouring over the tofu.
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Yields Serves 3-4
- 14 oz block firm non-GMO tofu, drained and pressed
- 2 cups of shaved Brussels sprouts*
- 1 TB olive or coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper
- 2 TB tamari (or soy sauce if not gf)
- 1 tsp olive or sesame oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3 TB tamari (or soy sauce if not gf)
- 1 TB rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 TB real maple syrup (grade A or B)
- 3 TB veggie broth or water
- 1.5 TB corn starch
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 TB red pepper flakes (or less if you're not as into spicy)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- After tofu is pressed for a least 15 minutes, cut into 1" cubes.
- Mix all the marinade ingredients and marinate cubes for 10-15 minutes.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- When tofu is almost done, add 1 TB of olive oil to pan along with Brussels sprouts and cook for about 3-5 minutes until done to your liking.
- Once tofu is ready, mix all of the sauce ingredients in saucepan and heat on very low heat for about 1-2 minutes. Take off heat as soon as it begins to bubble slightly.
- Coat tofu with sauce and serve with Brussels sprouts.
To shave Brussels sprouts you can use a mandolin or pulse them in batches in a food processor. You can also cut them finely. I've begun to see stores selling them pre-shaved as well.
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