This roasted sesame ginger tofu is a family favorite and a good weeknight recipe. If you’re like me, any time that can be saved in terms of clean up is worth its weight in gold. This method avoids splatter on the stove and having to scrub the pan. The marinade is taken from the cookbook Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, which really is a great resource, even if you’re not a vegetarian. I double the amounts as I like to make 2 packages of tofu. You can certainly serve this as a meal itself, but I also use this recipe when I’m adding tofu to a stir fry or Thai curry, as it bumps the flavor up that much more.
Roasted Sesame Ginger Tofu Marinade
The marinade is so good that I often need to make sure that my younger son doesn’t eat all the tofu while it’s still marinating. I suppose you could skip the roasting and just make a salad out of it. Maybe we’ll try that this summer! I should also say that we like things pretty crispy in our family (some of us even like truly burnt things). If you don’t, please feel free to cook the tofu for less time. The little pieces of ginger and garlic do crisp up and eventually burn so be aware of that. Also, while you don’t need to use parchment, I recommend it – the sugar in the marinade can make a sticky mess of your pan.