Sweet and Spicy Tofu
Whether you've made tofu before or this is your first time trying it at home, this recipe is bound to become a go to at dinner time. Even for those of you who do eat meat, making vegetarian meals can be really rewarding. Plus, however you pair these tofu delights, there are so many ingredients you can find locally. Head to your local farmers' market or natural food store to stock up farm fresh veggies. For all you plant eaters out there, here's a fun fact: while traditional kimchi often uses shrimp paste or fish sauce, our kimchi is 100% vegan and vegetarian.
A note from the chef–– This recipe is super quick, really effortless and can be served so many ways! Make epic rice bowls, serve it with some stir fried veggies, or drop these tofu pieces into steaming bowls of hot ramen, hello lover. Don’t forget the heaping mounds of hot kimchi as a side (total drool or maybe it’s just me as I’m forever addicted)... go gut health! Xoxo Chef Emery
2 packages extra firm tofu cut into slices or triangles then patted dry to remove excess water
2 Tbsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp low sodium tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos
2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
3 Tbsp chili garlic sauce (optional but makes this dish really special; consider it as a side if you are cooking for folks with varying spice preferences)
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp garlic powder
Freshly ground black pepper
Thirty Acre Farm Kimchi
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Take a large sheet pan with edges and line with parchment paper, then lay the tofu down.
- Drizzle the tofu with the sesame oil, tamari (or soy sauce or coconut ominos), maple syrup or honey, and finally the chili garlic sauce (if using).
- Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Bake at 400 for 12-13 minutes till golden brown.
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Photo and recipe are thanks to Chef Emery @chef_emery. Go check out her page for more delicious recipe ideas.