Crispy Marinated Tofu

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It doesn't get much better than crispy tofu marinated in a sweet and savoury sesame sauce!



2 Blocks of Firm tofu drained/pressed
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Cornstarch

Sesame Sauce

120ml Soy sauce
3 Garlic cloves
60ml Maple syrup
60ml Rice vinegar
1-2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce to taste
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
60ml Water
1 tablespoon Sesame oil


500g Rice
Green onions chopped



Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Cube the tofu, add to a large zip lock bag or bowl a long with the sesame oil, soy sauce and cornstarch. Close the bag and shake gently to coat. Arrange the tofu evenly on the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Sesame Sauce

In a large pan, add the soy sauce, garlic, syrup, vinegar and hot sauce. Stir and bring to a simmer over a medium heat. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water together until smooth, pour into the pan, stir constantly until the sauce thickens then turn off the heat. Stir in the sesame oil.


When the tofu is ready, add to the sauce and stir to coat. Serve with rice, green onions and sesame seeds.

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