Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lemon Herb Tofu

I don't believe in dressing a wolf in sheeps clothing and I typicaly don't condone trying to make food into something it is not. However, if you are a fresh convert and you find yourself craving lemon chicken give this dish a try. Just remember this is tofu, not chicken.

3-4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp corn syrup
1 pinch of black pepper
1 – 350g package extra firm tofu cut into squares 1/4"-1/2” thick

Preheat oven to 375°F. In an 8” x 12” baking dish, combine all ingredients, with the exception of the tofu, until well blended. Place tofu within mixture and stir gently until all sides are coated. Bake covered for 15 minutes, turn tofu over and continue baking uncovered for an additional 15 minutes stirring after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with a cooked grain such as quinoa, wild rice, or brown rice.

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