CRISPY HOISIN BAKED TOFU


This crispy hoisin baked tofu recipe will have you craving this plant-based protein on the regular!

Plated Hoisin Baked Tofu

Have you always loved hoisin baked tofu or tofu in general? Me and my husband never really grew up eating tofu.

It wasn’t until we decided to start including more vegetarian and vegan recipes into our lives that I started experimenting with the different textures and flavors tofu had to offer.

My favorite kind of tofu has always been crispy baked tofu, usually found in the Pad Thai from a local dive. But why buy takeout when you can have a delicious homemade version!

Once your hoisin baked tofu is ready, you get to enjoy it however you like. Pill it on a nice bowl of rice, kimchi, and scallions or in a delicious salad or curry, the skies the limit.

Heck sometimes I enjoy a small bowl straight out the oven likes it’s a bowl of popcorn!

INGREDIENTS FOR HOISIN BAKED

  • Extra-firm tofu (I use Fontaine Santé that I get from Costco)
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Olive oil (avocado oil can also be used)
  • Sesame oil
  • Brown sugar – (optional) If you some extra stickiness, it adds a nice caramelization
  • Roasted sesame seeds (optional)
Hoisin Baked Tofu Ingredients

READ: EASY VEGAN LENTIL SWEET POTATO CURRY (INSTANT POT)

EASY TOFU RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Get an extra firm block of tofu. Pat dry using a paper towel or clean cloth.
  2. Wrap your tofu in fresh paper towels or cloth and sit it under something heavy to press the extra water out for 30 minutes (I use my metal paper towel holder).
  3. Cut the tofu into small squares.
  4. Toss into a bowl with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Once fully coated, transfer into a sieve to remove any excess cornstarch.
  5. Place on a lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil (or avocado oil) and soy sauce.
  6. Mix by hand to get everything nicely coated. Distribute your tofu squares on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven at 200°C/400°F for 20-25 minutes depending on how crispy you want the tofu. Mix/Shake halfway.
  8. Place your cooked tofu into a bowl and toss with the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

Note: If you want to add some stickiness to your hoisin baked tofu, then you can dissolve 1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar in about one tablespoon of hot water and add that to your soy sauce when coating your tofu.

Just make sure you properly separate your tofu squares on the baking tray as the melting sugar will cause them to stick together.

tofu prep work

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Plated Hoisin Baked Tofu

CRISPY HOISIN BAKED TOFU

Clara @ Blue World Dreams
This crispy hoisin baked tofu recipe will have you craving this plant-based protein on the regular!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Tofu water draining time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz Extra fimr Tofu (400g)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp Roasted sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Get an extra firm block of tofu. Pat dry using a paper towel or clean cloth.
  • Wrap your tofu in fresh paper towels or cloth and sit it under something heavy to press the extra water out for 30 minutes (I use my metal paper towel holder).
  • Cut the tofu into small squares.
  • Toss into a bowl with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Once fully coated, transfer into a sieve to remove any excess cornstarch.
  • Place on a lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil (or avocado oil) and soy sauce.
  • Mix by hand to get everything nicely coated. Distribute your tofu squares on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven at 200°C/400°F for 20-25 minutes depending on how crispy you want the tofu. Mix/Shake halfway.
  • Place your cooked tofu into a bowl and toss with the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.
Keyword Asian, Hoisin Baked Tofu, Protein, Tofu, Vegan

9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We tried the tofu yesterday and it was very nice. We are also experimenting with tofu and prefer it crunchy like this. Thank you

    1. Thanks Sumit, so glad you enjoyed it. And I agree, crunchy tofu is the way to go 😉

  2. 5 stars
    It’s been a while since I made tofu at home. Can’t wait to get back to the tofu game! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Your recipe sounds so flavorful and makes this Dish very special. Baked Tofu sounds so very interesting and yummy.

  4. 5 stars
    Gave this a try for dinner and it did not disappoint! So easy and flavorful; the whole family loved it!

  5. 5 stars
    Yum, I love tofu and your hoisin combo sounds perfect. Great any night of the week and especially Meatless Mondays, thanks for sharing.

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