Marinated Tofu Fingers

I know a lot of people who don’t like tofu, and sometimes I can understand why.  On it’s own, tofu is on the bland side.  That being said, I think the fact that it’s kind of bland makes it very versatile and I find it fun to incorporate it into a variety of different foods.  The recipe below is one of my favorites for a snack, side dish, or mixed with veggies for a meal.  If you don’t want to broil the whole pound of tofu at once, you can leave it in the fridge for a day or two and broil it another time.  I like eating them plain, but you can add a couple drops of lemon juice after its cooked, or dip it in sauce if you like.


1 lb extra firm tofu
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp seasoning of your choice (I use Northwoods Fire Seasoning from Penzeys)
1/2 tbsp salt


1.  Cut the tofu into rectangle “fingers.”  I buy the blocks that are ~2 x 3.5 x 5 inches, so I cut the block in half horizontally to make 2 large blocks that are ~1 x 3.5 x 5 inches.  Then I cut each of these blocks into 5 pieces so the final tofu “fingers” are ~1 x 3.5 x 1.

2.  To make the marinade, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, seasoning, and salt in a bowl with a large bottom.

3.  Coat each tofu “finger” on all four sides with marinade, rub off the excess.  Place the tofu “fingers” in a container, it’s okay to layer one on top of another.  Refrigerate these overnight.

4.  The next day, layer the tofu fingers on a baking tray in a single layer.  Broil them for 15 minutes on the top rack in the oven.  Flip them over, and broil the other side for 7 minutes.  Serve hot!



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