Sweet Garlic Baked Tofu

2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger

2 teaspoons finely grated fresh garlic

2 teaspoons warmed honey

2 teaspoons light soy sauce

2 teaspoons mirin

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons peanut or toasted sesame oil

1 block extra-firm tofu, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Place the grated garlic and ginger in a medium bowl. Add the honey, light soy sauce mirin, water, and oil. Whisk well to combine all ingredients
  3. Place tofu cubes in a single layer in an 8×8″ glass baking dish. Take care not to crowd the pieces of tofu. Pour the marinade over the tofu pieces, turning them to coat well on all sides.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Rotate pieces and bake for 15 more minutes, checking periodically that the liquid has not completely evaporated. Remove from oven and serve hot with dipping sauce or use in stir-fries.

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