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Vegan Orange Tofu


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Vegan
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

This Vegan Orange Tofu is perfect for an exciting weeknight dinner that is so easy to make!


Ingredients

CRISPY TOFU:

  • 1 (14 oz) container extra firm tofu, patted dry and pressed for at least 15 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, or your favorite oil
  • 1 teaspoon tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot or corn starch
  • Orange Sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, I like to use fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch

Instructions

  1. re-heat oven to 400 degrees F.  In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, tamari, garlic powder, maple syrup and vinegar.
  2. Cut the pressed tofu into bite sized pieces and place in the oil mixture.  Use a spoon or spatula to stir the tofu and make sure it’s completely coated.  Next, sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of the arrowroot powder and mix well until all the tofu is coated.  Then, sprinkle on the remaining teaspoon of arrowroot powder and give a gentle mix just until you can’t see the dry white powder anymore.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with a non-stick mat or parchment paper.  Pour the tofu and and arrange it so that none of the pieces are touching each other.  Bake tofu for about 25-30 minutes, until golden and crispy, stirring 2-3 times during the baking.  Let tofu sit for a few minutes to crisp up even more.
  4. Add all orange sauce ingredients to a jar or bowl and whisk until combined.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat and pour in orange sauce.  Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.  Add crispy tofu and mix together.  Enjoy over rice, if desired.