Summer 2010 Poultry Press
Lemon Baked Tofu Recipe

By Jolinda Hackett, Guide

If you like lemon chicken, try this vegetarian recipe for lemon baked tofu. Baking tofu is a simple way to prepare a perfect tofu every time. This lemon baked tofu is simply delish, so you may want to make a double batch! Be sure to press your tofu well first, for maximum flavor!


* 2 blocks firm or extra-firm tofu, well pressed
* 2 tbsp soy sauce
* 2 tbsp lemon juice
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
* 1 tsp sugar
* 1 tsp basil
* 1 tsp thyme
* salt and pepper to taste
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Slice your pressed tofu into 1/2 inch thick strips.

Whisk together all ingredients except for tofu. Transfer to a shallow pan or zip-lock bag and add tofu, coating well.

Allow tofu to marinate for at least 1 hour (the longer the better!), turning to coat well with marinade.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Transfer tofu and marinade to baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through and pouring extra marinade over the tofu as needed.

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Photos: Liqin Cao
Summer 2010 Poultry Press