- Firm or extra-firm tofu – don’t use silken tofu
- Soy sauce
- Oil – can use rapeseed or olive
- Some salt
- Cornflour (or use plain flour if no cornflour is available)
- Sauce or cooking sauce – i.e. BBQ
For best results, press the tofu for around 30 mins and cover in a dish cloth. Pat dry once finished.
- Cut the tofu with a knife into bite-size chunks.
Place the tofu pieces into a bowl and sprinkle lightly with soy sauce, making sure to coat evenly.
- Drizzle with a light coating of oil and toss to coat. Then cover with salt and flour/cornflour. Again, toss to coat until you see no more cornflour. If you feel like you have added too much, just remove some from the bowl and continue.
- Place the tofu on a baking tray and cook in a preheated oven to 180c (355F.) Cook for 20 – 30 minutes or until the tofu has browned and is dry to the touch.
- It important to note that tofu pieces taste best coated with some kind of sauce. You can just coat them with your favourite (like BBQ) and eat straight away or throw them into a stir fry or curry for a few minutes and then serve.
- Cutting the tofu into smaller bite sized pieces before pressing will increase the amount of water pressed from the tofu.
- We recommend pressing, cutting and freezing a few blocks of tofu at once. This way you’ll always have some on hand in the freezer to quickly cook.
- Depending on the brand of tofu, as well as your your particular oven, you may have to adjust cooking temperatures and times slightly.