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  • 1 pounds - firm tofu, If firm tofu is not available, press between 2 plates with something heavy on top. It will expel liquid
  • 3 cloves - garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 - inch peice of ginger, peel and finely chop
  • 1 stalks - lemon grass, omit if unavailable
  • 1/4 cups - apple juice or cider , fresh squeezed OJ can work but apple juice is preferred
  • 1 tablespoons - lemon juice
  • 1/4 cups - soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons - Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cups - canola oil
  • 1/4 cups - cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • - fresh chilis to taste, chopped
  • Directions:

    1. Press tofu for at least 30 minutes. Put between 2 plates with a weight on top. (I have also left out this step. Just buy the extra firm tofu.) Chop finely – ginger, garlic, chilies. Set aside.

    2. Marinade: whisk juice, maple syrup, soy sauce, lemon juice and oil. Add chopped ginger, etc. & cilantro.

    3. Place block of tofu on side. Cut into 3 slices lengthwise. Cut slabs into triangles or squares (whatever best fits your dish). Place tofu into baking dish in a single layer. Pour marinade over tofu. Marinate overnight. (or several hours – best overnight)

    4. Bake uncovered 40-45 minutes until golden brown and most marinade is absorbed.

    Brief Description

    Totally flavorful healthy vegan recipe!!
    Combines well with salad, rice or quinoa and veg
    This recipe was given to me by a friend who got it from The Voluptuous Vegan cookbook.

    Main Ingredient:

    tofu and ginger

    Category:  Main Dish

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time:
    Cook Time: 45 min


    While maple syrup is great, an alternative commercial syrup or even a little honey could be used instead.

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    December 27, 2020

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