Spicy Baked Marinated Tofu

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Marinate tofu in a mix of rice vinegar, peanut butter, ketchup, garlic, and soy sauce, and discover that tofu really can be tasty! I’ve tried this recipe by first freezing and defrosting the tofu; it creates a nice texture.


  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


Mix vinegar, ketchup, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ground ginger, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together in a small, microwave-safe bowl.

Heat vinegar mixture in microwave oven until the peanut butter is softened, 10 to 15 seconds; stir mixture until smooth.

Put tofu into a large bowl. Pour sauce over the tofu and stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to a full day, stirring occasionally to assure tofu remains coated in sauce.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Spread tofu onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake in preheated oven until slightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 6 servings



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