Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Honey-Mustard Marinated Tofu


This is my new favourite way to eat tofu. It's extremely easy to put together, I always have all the marinade ingredients, and it has mustard and curry in it (two of my favourite things). It took me some time to find a curry powder I like, but I've now settled on Sharwood's mild curry powder. One of my other favourite tofus is Matthew's Delicious Tofu (from The Garden of Vegan) but that one requires chopping garlic, sauteeing, and paying attention to what's going on in the pan (the horror!). I chose to use Dijon mustard but try it out with whatever mustard you have.

The recipe comes from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (Deborah Madison) which I had previously boycotted because I made a few things from it and none of them turned out well. But after seeing some bloggers have success with her recipes, I thought I'd give them another try and I'm happy I did because I know I'll be making this tofu recipe for many years. I also found a good recipe for refried beans and enchiladas, which I'll be posting about soon.


Abby in one of her favourite moth watching spots. She lunges at the glass to try and get the moths on the other side.


I find that my days are going by so fast and I'm struggling to find time for everything. So I may be a bit behind in blog land. I want to try and keep updating my blog and read/comment where I can.

Honey-Mustard Marinated Tofu
Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

The recipe originally called for 1 tbsp molasses but I omitted it. I also reduced the oil.

1 lb package tofu
3 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp peanut oil (Ashley note: Use whatever oil if you don't have this, you could maybe even omit it.)
1 tsp soy sauce
3 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp curry powder
salt and freshly milled pepper (I didn't add these)

Cut up tofu. Mix all ingredients together and pour over tofu. Let sit
for at least 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 400F. Bake until sizzling and
hot, about 20 minutes.

29 comments:

kickpleat said...

Wow, this looks really good. I'll be bookmarking this for a day when I can use the oven!

Dana said...

I am on a total tofu kick right now. I must be needing some protein. I love the crust you got on yours and the flavors sound awesome.

Melle Marion said...

I have a good mind to taste tofu with your dish! ;)

Ricki said...

This is my next tofu! And that Abby is too much!

Tender Branson said...

I'll have to sneak these on when my wife isn't around. She doesn't do honey mustard. But I love it and on tofu...that would be wonderful.

Lisa said...

I'm always looking for a new, and easy, way to prepare tofu. This sounds great and looks so tasty! I am feeling very behind in the blog world too. So much to post and comment on, so little time. And then there is all of this gorgeous summer to enjoy too. I have missed so many of your posts but love your style and great recipes.

BigSis said...

I have to agree with Kickpleat...this one will go on the list for a day under 100 degrees! I love the crispy look, and always have an eye out for a new way to liven up tofu. Thanks!

veggievixen said...

yum. i can't really imagine anything tasting better. i would put this with some nice greens and brown rice. perfect!

p.s. i love deborah madison!

Grace said...

mustard-happy tofu sounds wonderful, and i appreciate the simplicity of this dish! also, abby looks like a ferocious moth-swatter.

Johanna said...

sounds great - on my to do list

and I wish zinc would use her cat platform like abby

Rose&Thorn said...

I have never eaten tofu before (blush) - when I do try it, this sounds like a great combination.

The Duo Dishes said...

Great! This would be nice on a salad instead of croutons.

Helene said...

That tofu looks good. I've never tried to cook tofu in the oven. I should try when we get colder weather. So cute your cat.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Glad you revisited the cookbook and found something that worked for you. This looks like a keeper recipe.

ali said...

i love love love tofu, but i've never made it before. do you use firm? extra firm?

p.s. i just made your elvis cake, and am waiting to try it out tomorrow! so excited :)

eatme_delicious said...

ali: I usually use extra firm but firm would be okay too. Definitely not the soft ones though. Hope you like the elvis cake! =)

ali said...

just had the elvis cake tonight, it was so great! even my mom, who was making fun of it all day because she hates every component of the cake (peanut butter, banana, and fluff haha), she was like "i can't believe i'm eating this. it's so good"

can't wait to try out the tofu as well! extra firm it is :)

eatme_delicious said...

ali: Yaey I'm so happy you guys loved it! You know my mom was exactly the same way - doesn't like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and thought banana in there wouldn't be good either but she loooves this cake. Hope you like the tofu!

Steph said...

I'm obsessed with tofu! I like the kind that you can eat cold w/ soya sauce. The honey mustard sauce sounds delicious!

wheeler's crew said...

Mmm, honey mustard tofu sounds delicious. I can't wait to try the recipe. Also, your cat, Abby, is really adorable.

Vegetation said...

Do you have any idea what I'd give to be able to eat tofu looking at that dish?!?!? YUM!!!

Haha, Abby continues to be super adorable!

Lori said...

Just realized I hadn't commented yet, and couldn't let that stand! I bookmarked this recipe ages ago, and then finally made it earlier this week (I've actually made it twice now because my fiancé bought a whole lot of tofu), and it was a huge hit. My fiancé voted that we add this to our regular dinner rotation, and we will! Also looks like it would size up easily for big dinners without being too much work. Perfect!

Rebecca said...

I just remembered that I never commented on this recipe. I make it every few weeks, and one block of tofu with some rice and veggies gives me 4 dinners pre-made for the week (being a college student yourself, I'm sure you can see how useful this would be). It turns out perfectly every time and I've got friends begging me to make it for them too. Thanks again for another awesome recipe!

Samantha said...

this was such an amazziiing dish! i literally just made it, i changed it up a bit, but the base of it was absolutely fantastic! ive bookedmarked quite a few of your tofu recipes and cannot wait to try them out, thank you so much!
- samantha http://flavorator.blogspot.com/

eatme_delicious said...

Samantha: Yaey I'm so happy you loved it. :) Hope you like the other tofu recipes too! Thanks for stopping by.

Danie said...

I'm pretty new to tofu...what would you eat this with/on?

eatme_delicious said...

Danie: I eat this on/with rice and vegetables. Either roasted vegetables or steamed vegetables. Nothing fancy. :)

Anonymous said...

This was very good. Added parsley and green onions. (Just because they were there...) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Its tagged as vegan but its not vegan. I would leave out the honey or use a substitute.