Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Baked Tofu recipe and CSN Stores Review coming up

CSN Stores recently contacted me about doing a review of one of their products.  I have seen many reviews and giveaways from CSN Stores on the blogs I follow and they have a great reputation so I figured why not.  I would be thrilled to do so!  Please stay tuned for the review of one of their products.  Since I am hoping to review a kitchen related item I thought I would post a recipe.  Tonight's dinner is going to be Vegetarian Stir Fry with Rice Noodles and Baked Tofu.  The tofu is amazingly simple to make and so yummy by it's self I thought I would just post the recipe for the tofu.

Baked Tofu

You will need
1 block extra firm tofu
3/4 cup of hoisin sauce or marinate of your choice

The night before take tofu out of container and place on plate with 2 layers of papertowels on top and underneath tofu.  Place heavy pan (such as cast iron) or other heavy kitchen safe item on top.  This squeezes some of the extra moisture out.

In the a.m. slice tofu horizontally and then cube.  Toss lightly so as not to break up cubes in hoisin sauce.
Put back in fridge.  Let marinate at least 4 hours.

When ready to bake preheat oven to 375.  Lightly spray pan with non stick cooking spray.  Place cubes on tray and bake approximately 30 to 35 minutes or until kind of crisp on the outside.  They will still be a little spongy on the inside.

Toss in with your stirfry or other dish or just enjoy as a snack.

So there is my Baked Tofu recipe. You will have to come back to see my review of the kitchen item. But in the mean time please go check out CSN's website.  The prices are very affordable and they have 200 stores. They have everything you can think of including corner tv stands.