The Best Marinated Tofu

The Best Marinated Tofu Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 50 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 10 minutes


16 ounces Extra Firm Tofu (450g)

For the Tofu Marinade:

2 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce or sub for tamari if gluten-free

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Ground Ginger

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup

1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

1 Tbsp Sesame Oil plus more for frying

1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce

1 tsp Cornstarch

For Serving (Optional):

Chives Chopped

Basmati Rice


1Press the tofu for 20 minutes, ideally using a tofu press, but if you don't have a tofu press then stand the tofu on a plate with another plate on top of it and then place something heavy on top, like a heavy pot.

2Once the tofu is pressed cut it into cubes.

3Mix all the ingredients for the tofu marinade except the cornstarch together and pour over the tofu. Turn over all the blocks of tofu so they have marinade on both sides. Place into the fridge and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

4Add a little sesame oil to a frying pan and then add the tofu, leaving the tofu marinade sauce behind (don't throw it out, you're still going to use it). Fry the tofu until golden brown.

5Mix the leftover marinade sauce with the tsp of cornstarch and then pour over the tofu in the frying pan. Fry until the sauce thickens.

6Serve over basmati rice (optional) with some chopped chives for garnish.

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