Succulent steaks of Lemon Herb Tofu over a bed of pasta is a perfect special occasion supper. Start the tofu marinating in the morning, so it's ready for dinner tonight!
Author Becky Striepe
For the Marinade
¼cupwhite wineOR vegetable broth
2largelemons(Gather the juice and the zest.)
2tablespoonsfresh rosemary leaves
For the Tofu
1blockextra firm tofupressed and sliced into 4 large "steaks"
2servingscooked spaghetti(See note.)
Marinate the Tofu
In your blender or food processor, combine the oil, garlic, wine or broth, lemon juice, and thyme. Puree until smooth, then stir in the lemon zest and the rosemary leaves. Season with salt and pepper, then pour over your tofu steaks in a shallow pan. Let the tofu marinate in the lemon-herb sauce for one to two hours, flipping the tofu once during marinating.
Bake the Tofu
Preheat the oven to 425F
Remove the tofu from the marinade, but reserve the marinade - this is your sauce!
Arrange the tofu pieces on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flip it over, and bake for 15 minutes more.
To serve, toss the cooked spaghetti with the reserved marinade, then divide the spaghetti between your plates. Top with the baked tofu.
About the spaghetti - Cook the pasta according to the package directions while the tofu is in the oven.
Marinating for so long might seem like overkill, but it's essential for letting these large pieces of tofu soak up the deep flavors of the marinade. If you are in a big hurry, you can cut the marinating time down to half an hour. Just know that you'll lose some flavor if you do that.
Flipping the tofu during marinating is also key. These pieces are thick, and you want them to get evenly coated in the sauce before baking.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Marinating Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours50minutes
Course Main Course
Keyword herb tofu, lemon herb tofu
Lemon Herb Tofu from Glue & Glitter, https://www.glueandglitter.com/lemon-herb-tofu-fingers/