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Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

March/April 2009

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Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them—perfect tofu every time.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I used low sodium soy sauce and only marinated for 5 minutes. "
Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm, water-packed tofu, drained
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Preparation

  1. Pat tofu dry and cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes. Combine soy sauce, lime juice and oil in a medium shallow dish or large sealable plastic bag. Add the tofu; gently toss to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 4 hours, gently stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Remove the tofu from the marinade with a slotted spoon (discard marinade). Spread out on a large baking sheet, making sure the pieces are not touching. Roast, gently turning halfway through, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Marinate the tofu (Step 1) for up to 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate roasted tofu for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 78 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 8 g protein; 1 g fiber; 51 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (20% daily value).

Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat


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