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Baked Tofu With Peanut Sauce

Baked Tofu With Peanut Sauce
Nicole Spiridakis for NPR /

This is delicious with red quinoa or with brown rice and a quickly sauteed stirfry of bok choy and garlic.

Makes 2 servings

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

4 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons or more warm water

Pinch salt

1 package extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed and sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch pieces.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, salt and water.

Lightly oil an ovenproof baking dish and arrange the tofu so that the slices lie flat. Brush on the marinade with a pastry brush, and let it soak in for about 15 minutes.

Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until the marinade is caramelized and the tofu is cooked through.

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