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Miso Tofu

Morsels of Life - Miso Tofu - An easy and unique baked tofu flavored with miso, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

We'd gotten some miso I wanted to try and we had quite a bit of tofu, so I figured we could combine the two and make some Miso Tofu. This miso sauce tastes unique and flavorful. It's also super easy - just mix and bake!

Miso is a thick paste, similar to doujiang, made by fermenting soybeans with koji. Koji forms when fermenting rice, barley, other grains, or soybeans with kojikin. (Confused yet? :P) Although flavors vary depending on the specific materials and fermentation processes, there are two main types of miso, red (akamiso) and white (shiromiso). The eastern Kanto region, including Tokyo, generally prefer the red, whereas the western Kansai region, including Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe prefer the white. Most widely produced is the white miso, made by fermenting rice and barley with soybeans for a relatively short time, resulting in a sweeter miso. On the other hand, red miso ferments longer, at least 1 year, and it's saltier with more umami flavor. The darker color of red miso results from the Maillard reaction. Miso also played an important nutritional role in feudal Japan since it has not only a high protein content, but it's also rich in vitamins and minerals.

What's your favorite way to enjoy miso?


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An easy and unique baked tofu flavored with miso, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

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Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 pound 2 blocks tofu, sliced into sticks
1/4 cup miso I used a combination of red and white, but I'd recommend using all white.
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 teaspoon 1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Miso Tofu Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Miso Tofu Step 2 - Whisk together miso, vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili pepper flakes. Add in some water if needed. Marinate tofu in sauce. (optional) 2. Whisk together miso, vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili pepper flakes. Add in some water if needed. Marinate tofu in sauce. (optional)
Morsels of Life - Miso Tofu Step 3 - Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Flip over and bake for additional 10 minutes. 3. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Flip over and bake for additional 10 minutes.

Morsels of Life - Miso Tofu - An easy and unique baked tofu flavored with miso, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

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10 comments:

  1. Great post! As a vegan I am always looking for tasty alternatives to meat and dairy. Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  2. The miso really gives this tofu some great flavor! Perfect as a side or snack. :)

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  3. I am such a meat eater that tofu was never on my menu. Your recipes, though, CJ make me want to reconsider! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #WonderfulWednesday. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Tuesday when we open our doors at 7:00 PM EST.

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    1. I hope you give it a try! Tofu's not meat, but it can be flavorful and delicious. :)

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  4. Delicious! Miso tofu is one of my favourite dishes when I visit Japan or Japanese restaurants, Miso Eggplant too.

    Cheers,
    Louise@WillungaWino.com

    PS I found you via Turn It Up Tuesdays linky party

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    1. Eggplant sounds like a fun one to try! I'll have to do that. :) Hope you enjoy this miso tofu!

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  5. Looks good! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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  6. Sorry it took so long to visit - I'm a tad behind!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. No worries - thanks for stopping by! :)

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