The Recipe ReDux for December is "Grab a book and cook". To celebrate the 54th month of Recipe ReDux's existence, we were asked to choose a recipe from a random cookbook and "redux" the recipe on page 54 or page 154. I happened to have The Book of Tofu (by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi ) handy, which is a very comprehensive book about tofu with a ton of recipes. A section about deep fried tofu was on page 154. Though delicious, deep fried tofu is QUITE high in calories so I decided to do a pressed, baked version instead. I also coated it in a simple honey mustard sauce to give it more flavor since I would be omitting most of oil that is used in deep frying. The result was simply delicious and I enjoyed this tofu atop a bed of greens for a great source of healthy protein. I hope you will give it a try and also check out all the awesome recipes submitted by the Recipe ReDux group. Happy Holidays too!
Honey Mustard Baked Tofu
Yields 2 Cups; Serving Size: ½ Cup
12 ounces of extra firm tofu
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey mustard
½ teaspoon honey
Remove the tofu from the package, rinse and pat dry. Place it on a plate in between two paper towels. Top with another plate with a heavy object (such as a can) on top of that. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes to press out excess water. Then cut it into ½ “ cubes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Add the olive oil, mustard and honey to a medium size bowl and whisk together. Put the tofu in the bowl and gently stir with a spatula to coat the cubes with the sauce.Bake for 40 minutes, flipping the cubes over half way through the baking.
Makes 2 Cups, 4 servings
Serving size: ½ cup Calories 120 Protein 8 g Carb 4 g Fiber 1g Sugars 3 g Fat 7 g Saturated fat 1 g Sodium 50 mg