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Baked Spicy Tofu

Serves 4
Time 1 hr 40 min
Slow baking tofu in a sweet-and-spicy salsa-based sauce produces a deliciously caramelized flavor reminiscent of barbeque. You can serve the tofu cutlets warm out of the oven (they're perfect with rice and beans), or cool them and try them in wraps or on top of your favorite salad.
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) package extra-firm tofu drained and cut into 8 slices
  • 1 (16-ounce) package low-sodium salsa
  • 3 dates pitted and soaked in water for 1 hour to soften
  • 1 tablespoon your favorite hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
Method

Arrange tofu in an even layer in a baking dish. Combine salsa, dates, hot pepper sauce and tamari in a blender, and pulse until blended. Pour over tofu, cover the baking dish and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Uncover the baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven, turn tofu slices, and continue baking until the sauce is very thick and begins to brown (but not burn) around the edges of the pan, 30 to 35 minutes longer.

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  • 1 (16-ounce) package extra-firm tofu drained and cut into 8 slices
  • 1 (16-ounce) package low-sodium salsa
  • 3 dates pitted and soaked in water for 1 hour to soften
  • 1 tablespoon your favorite hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari