Baked Marinated Tofu

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “A vegan recipe posted by request. Serve with steamed veggies. Prep time includes marinating.”


  • 1lbextra firm tofu
  • 1cupsesame oil
  • 1/4 cuptamari soy sauce
  • 3teaspoonspaprika
  • 1tablespoonsesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoonground ginger
  • 1teaspoongarlic powder
  • Directions

  • Slice tofu into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Combine remaining ingredients and whisk until well blended.
  • Marinate tofu 2-3 hours or over night.
  • Drain tofu and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “My husband said he would eat it again, enough said.I did change the recipe slightly.I pressed the tofu first for an hour and a half to get out the extra water. Based on other reviews, I reduced the amount of soy sauce to 1/8 cup and the amount of sesame oil to 1/8 cup.I only used 1 tsp of paprika and used one cube of frozen ginger.I marinated it for about 6 hours and then baked it.It was really nice.Served with quinoa, edamame peas, sliced wasabi/soy sauce almonds and fresh parsley.”

  • “I used grated fresh ginger and pressed a few garlic cloves into the marinade.I also subbed 1/4 cup of Olive oil for part of the oil, but kept the paprika and sesame seeds the same.I marinated the tofu, after giving it a short pressing, over night.My DH said 4.5 stars, but when I told him I can’t do half-stars, he said, give it 5.I also baked it on a rack ona sheet pan.Update, Sept. 2009 – We’ve been making this for two years now and the marinade has evolved.I went back to using the dried garlic and ginger, as they seem to have more punch.I sometimes add some lime juice and dry sherry.”

  • “I liked this recipe but I do not think my husband did. It was much to oily for me though. Next time I will use alot less sesame oil.”

  • “Easy and quick to prep recipe. I only only had time to marinate for about 30 minutes and it was still good. My favorite part was using the leftovers for sandwiches.”

  • “Very good recipe. I marinated my tofu for about 10 hours. I didn’t have any sesame seed, and I used canola with 2T sesame oil because that’s all I had. I also used fresh ginger. DH thought this was much too salty, I thought it was a bit. Next time I won’t use as much soy sauce! Thanks!”

  • “I too used olive oil instead of sesame in this recipe but it still turned out great.Next time i’ll make more and let i marinate overnight.Thanks Lorac”

  • “I prepared this recipe as it’s written. The tofu was marinated for 2 hours. I loved the sesame oil flavour. I think fresh ginger and garlic would be really good. Thankyou. This is a delicious way to add flavour to tofu.”

  • “Tasty way to fix Tofu…I also like the idea of trying this with a few Tablespoons of olive oil and I will next time.Thanks !”

  • “I recently had marinated tofu in an omelette at a local cafe and fell in love with it.This recipe is just right to emulate the tofu in that omelette.I did change a few things though: I didn’t have sesame oil, so I used only 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and browned sesame seeds in it to use for the marinade. (To reduce the fat content, I didn’t add any extra oil, but I think it worked out just fine) I also omitted the paprika.I think next time, I will add a little more ginger, but overall, this was a fabulous recipe.Thank you!”