Forwarding the message. August 31, 2009 Recipe Easy Baked BBQ Tofu Baked tofu is one of the easiest recipes to prepare. You can marinade it as indicated in the
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August 31, 2009
Easy Baked BBQ Tofu
Baked tofu is one of the easiest recipes to prepare. You can marinade it as indicated in the recipe below or try other favorites, like Teriyaki or General Tso’s. Once made, you can use the tofu in a variety of ways: on sandwiches, rice, or noodles, or just by itself as a snack. You may even want to double or triple this recipe, since it’s so easy to make, and have extra for leftovers.
1 block (16 oz.) of extra-firm tofu barbeque sauce soy sauce olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
Remove tofu from packaging and drain.
Cut into slices about 1/4" thick.
Press out moisture from tofu: Lay tofu on cutting board covered with paper towels or clean dish towel; place another layer of towels on top of tofu and press down to release moisture; remove that towel and put a new one down; place something heavy on top (coffee can, teapot, books); let stand about 30-45 minutes while it releases more moisture.
In a bowl, mix two parts of barbeque sauce with one part soy sauce.
Dip the tofu slices into the sauce.
Lay out marinated slices on lightly oiled baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes (for a softer texture bake 35 minutes; for a more crispy texture, cook longer).
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Researchers report that soy is a safe and healthy food. A study published in the August issue of the American Institute for Cancer Research dispels the confusion over stories claiming that tofu and soy milk can lead to breast growth or reduced testosterone levels.
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Soy beans contain high amounts of protein, including all essential amino acids (the only such vegetable source). Soy beans are also a rich source of calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, B-vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber.
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