This isn’t tofu masquerading as chicken or ham or hotdogs.
(I remember eating ‘mock chicken’ at a restaurant years ago that was complete with a mock pocky skin. Never again. That is what gives tofu such a bad name!)
This dish has those unmistakeable cubes that can’t be anything but, so there’s no hiding it. You put that down on the table and some of your kids might squirm. But they’ll come round.
It’s quick and easy.
Just cut your tofu into cubes, pour the sauce over, and bake for 25 minutes. Serve with rice and some steamed veggies and you’ve got a healthy meal on the table.
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon / 15 ml orange juice concentrate
- 1- 1/2 teaspoons / 7.5 ml soy sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons / 7.5 ml Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon / 15 ml sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon / 15 ml brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon / 2.5 ml ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon / 15 ml sweet Thai chili sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon / 3.75 ml five spice powder see note
- 1 lb / 454 g medium or firm tofu
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 176 degrees C.
Combine all ingredients except tofu in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
Place tofu in an 8x8-inch / 20x20-cm baking dish and pour sauce over.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Serve hot over rice.
*Five Spice Powder is a combination of fennel, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. It has a very distinctive taste. You should be able to find it in the spice section of larger supermarkets, or in Asian grocery stores.