Crispy Garlic Tofu Bites

Crispy Garlic Tofu Bites

Serves 4

These crispy, garlicky snacks are the perfect introduction for a tofu novice and a treat for tofu veterans, too.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium tamari
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (about 3 teaspoons)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup tamarind paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
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Method: 

Combine tamari, orange juice, ketchup, tamarind paste, garlic, lemon juice, ginger, molasses, curry powder and garam masala in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon cold water. With sauce simmering slowly, whisk in diluted cornstarch. Simmer sauce for one minute; remove the pan from the heat.

Line a plate with several layers of paper towels. Arrange tofu on paper towels and cover with more layers of paper towels. Place a heavy skillet or plate on paper towels. Let sit 10 minutes to press excess moisture from tofu. Cut tofu into 1-inch squares, add to cooled marinade and marinate for two hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Roll tofu in sunflower seeds until well coated. Place the tofu on a lightly oiled baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until deep golden brown, turning the pan once during the cooking process.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:390 calories (160 from fat), 17g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1860mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 26g sugar), 20g protein
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