Recipe: Sesame Baked Tofu


1/4 cup sesame seeds
12 oz. extra-firm tofu
1 tsp. minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tsp. oil
1 clove garlic, minced
4 green onions, white & tender green parts chopped
2 Tbsp. tamari or teriyaki sauce
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. brown rice syrup


Preheat oven to 350°. Cut tofu in thirds the long way, to make three slices the size of the cake of tofu but 1/3 the thickness. Cut each slice into 4 triangles. Dredge tofu slices in sesame seeds to coat on all sides. Place slices on a cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil slices 8 inches from broiler until seeds are lightly browned. Mix vinegar, tamari & rice syrup together. In a non-stick sauté pan, sauté ginger and garlic gently in oil until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add green onions and cook another minute. Add vinegar mixture and bring to boil. Cook until slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes. Serve tofu with pan sauce drizzled over.