Marvellous Meatless Meal
When Tofu is seasoned or marinated then cooked, it takes on another life creating a new taste sensation of its own.
|canola oil cooking spray|
|tofu, firm, cut into 1cm cubes||300 g|
|curry powder, mild||1 tbsp|
|paprika, smoked, ground||1 tbsp|
|onion flakes, dried||2 tbsp|
Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Prior to cooking, wrap tofu in 4-5 sheets of thick absorbent paper. Place something heavy on top i.e. heavy metal based frying pan, cast iron pot for approx. 5-6 minutes which will help press out / remove excess moisture. Then unwrap the tofu and cut into small cubes.
Place tofu into a large clip lock bag then add curry powder, paprika, onion flakes and season with salt. Shake gently to coat tofu. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over high heat. Once hot, add the seasoned tofu. Sauté for 4-5+ minutes, until a slight crust has formed on each side and has begun to turn golden-brown. You will need to flip the tofu cubes as they cook.
Transfer tofu cubes onto the baking tray and bake for about 10+ minutes, or until the tofu has begun to dry out / crisp up. The longer it bakes, the more firmer it gets. Transfer baked tofu cubes onto a plate. Serve hot or cold.
- If you want the tofu to remain neutral in flavour, just crisp up and season with a little salt. Skip adding any extra seasoning.
- I love adding new flavours and textures to dishes. Try adding my quick Crispy Baked Golden Tofu to any dish you'd like. Mix the tofu in with salads, steamed vegetables, stir-fries, soups, even curries, or as a meat substitute for any of your favourite dishes.
|Calories (per serving)||70|