Lemon-herb tofu is a lovely finger food for your next party or tasty on top of a grain, mashed potato, or salad bowl.
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As with most tofu recipes, pressing your tofu is key with these lemon-herb tofu fingers. Pressing that excess water out gets your tofu ready to drink up that lovely sauce like a sponge. You’ll end up with more flavorful results; I can’t recommend pressing your tofu enough!
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But back to this tofu recipe. It’s actually based on a recipe for chicken that I adapted for cooking tofu. Rather than cook the tofu in the sauce, I went with my standard move: marinate, then bake.
This method yields a firmer tofu, perfect for serving as a finger food. The leftover marinade makes a great dipping sauce or sauce for topping the finished dish.
Lemon-Herb Tofu Fingers
adapted from Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken Breasts recipe
Yield: 4 servings
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup white wine OR vegetable broth OR water
- zest from 1 1/2 and juice from 2 large lemons
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, removed from the stems
- salt and white pepper, to taste
- 1 block extra firm tofu, pressed, and then cut into 16 fingers
- In your blender or food processor, combine the oil, garlic, wine/water/broth, lemon zest and juice, and thyme. Puree until smooth, then stir in the rosemary leaves. Season with salt and pepper, then pour over your tofu fingers in a shallow pan. Let the tofu marinate in the lemon-herb sauce for at least 30 minutes. An hour is even better, and overnight would be best!
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Arrange your tofu fingers on a greased baking sheet or one lined with a Silpat. Reserve the marinade – that’s your dipping sauce!
- Bake the tofu for 20 minutes, flip the fingers over, and bake for 15 minutes more.
- Serve with the leftover marinade for dipping or use it as a sauce over the top, if you’re serving your tofu fingers in a bowl.
Linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday.