Tofu has become a staple in our house recently. We have learned to really like it and I love everything that you can really do with it. I was looking for a fairly quick lunch to make for myself and my husband and came across this recipe on pinterest. If you like tofu, Dixya over at foodpleasureandhealth.com has got some good ones for you to try.
I wanted a yummy dipping sauce and as of late I have been obsessed with a Sriracha mayo I whipped up one day to eat with fried zucchini. It’s very simple and only involves 3 ingredients. The “stix” themselves were pretty tasty. I love the spice of the chili powder mixed with the zing of the sriracha mayo.
If you are one of those people who can’t really get past the texture of tofu then this recipe is probably not for you. I also recommend eating these puppies right when they are done. Let them cool slightly but when I refrigerated mine they lost most of their crispy texture. I personally still loved them but my husband, not as much.
If you’re trying tofu for the first time you may want to try a recipe that has it a little more incorporated with more ingredients like a tofu stir fry or tofu pad thai. Tofu generally takes on whatever flavor you cook it in so if you don’t mind the texture it is a great alternative to any animal protein which health wise we could all use a break from every now and then.
So give tofu a try, you might really like it like my husband and I do. In fact I think we eat more tofu than chicken or turkey even these days.
Baked Tofu Stix w/ Sriracha Mayo
A healthy, protein packed snack or meal.
Adapted From: foodpleasureandhealth.com
- 14 oz extra firm or firm tofu
- 1-2 tbsp oil of your choice (olive, coconut, vegetable, etc.)
- seasoning salt, for sprinkling
- chili powder, for sprinkling
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- less than 1 tbsp Sriracha
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Drain the liquid from the tofu pack and press the tofu for about 30 minutes. I always use two clean, folded tea towels, place the tofu in the middle of them and place a cast iron pan on top of the towel. Anything heavy will do. You may need to adjust the heavy object from time to time because the tofu will compress a little and shift. The goal is to get as much liquid out of the tofu as possible.
- Preheat your oven to 375F.
- Slice up your tofu into thin sticks, very similar to a thick cut french fry.
- Using a pastry brush, coat your baking sheet lightly with the oil of your choice. Place the Tofu pieces on the pan and use the pastry brush again to lightly brush the tofu with oil.
- Sprinkle some seasoning salt and chili powder, as much or as little as you like, on the tofu. You could really use any seasonings you want to but I like the chili powder for a little spice and a little smokiness.
- Bake the tofu for 30 minutes flipping halfway through. If you want them a little more crispy than they turn out feel free to throw them under the broiler for a couple minutes.
- Prepare the sauce. Mix the last 3 ingredients together in a bowl. The sauce is really all to taste. If you want more spice add more Sriracha, less spice add more mayonnaise. Enjoy!