Monday, March 09, 2020

Mediterranean Style Baked Tofu

I've been baking with a lot of tofu lately, mostly with an Asian profile.  As soon as I got the idea to try it with Mediterranean flavors I knew I was on to something.  It's rare that I get a new recipe right on the first try but I pretty much hit it out of the ballpark with this.

The key to the dish's success, as with most tofu dishes, is to be sure to marinate it for at least a few hours before you make the dish.  The longer it marinates, the more flavor soaks up into the tofu.

If you're looking for new ways to enjoy you should give this a try.  I think you will be quite happy with the results.
Home Cooking v9.76 Chapter: Beans and Vegetables
MEDITERRANEAN STYLE BAKED TOFU
For Marinade:
1 pound extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 13.5 oz cans artichoke hearts in water
6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon crushed dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
1 to 2 cups Castelvetrano or other green olives with pits
1/2 large fennel bulb, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
2 large shallots, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste


Combine the first nine ingredients in a large plastic bag and make sure everything is well coated with the olive oil and spices. Place in the refrigerator and let marinate for at least a few hours or overnight.

Remove the tofu mixture from the refrigerator about half an hour before you are ready to get started and preheat the oven to 375° F.




Combine the rest of the vegetables in a large bowl and add the marinated tofu and artichoke hearts. Add the olive oil and sat and gently mix everything together until everything is well coated with the mixture from the marinated tofu and artichoke hearts. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch pan (you might also need an additional smaller pan depending on how big the vegetables were). Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and lower the heat to 350° F. and bake another 30 minutes, until everything is tender.



 2/20/20

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1 comment:

Leslie Stuart said...

This Mediterranean style baked tofu looks so delicious. I would love suggesting Indian food Bethesda to everyone those who are passionate about food.

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