This is yet another delicious dish from the wonderful Patricia Tallman, author of the book ‘The Restore-Our-Planet Diet’. In her book this baked tofu dish is named ‘Baked Chops in Orange Sauce’ and is used as a way to illustrate how you can convert a classic meat based dish into a vegan one.
This was our first attempt at baking tofu and the result was amazing as the texture is tender yet remains firm. The dish is very easy to make and was a huge success with our 5 year old. The sauce is thick and full of flavor and really helps the tofu taste fantastic. This dish can easily become a family staple by replacing the side dishes, such as switching the potatoes with rice or bulgar wheat. You could also introduce more vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus or a selection of roast vegetables?
Baked Tofu in Orange Sauce
Yield 4 Servings
- 1 Small onion(diced)
- 2 Bell pepper (sliced)
- 2 Tbsp Canola oil
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 Cup Orange juice
- 1 Tsp Vegetable broth powder
- 1 Tsp Ground black pepper
- 1 Tsp Parsley flakes
- 1 Tsp Thyme
- 2 packages Extra firm organic tofu (720 grams, cut into 1/4 inch slices)
- Prepare your tofu by pressing it for at least 30 minutes, we use a tofu xpress, but you can always do it between two chopping boards with some heavy books on top.
- Slice your tofu into 4 lengths and place it in a large baking dish.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a skillet, add the bell peppers and onions. Saute until onions are soft. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the skillet at medium heat, and cook until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat.
- Pour the thickened orange sauce over the tofu slices in the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
- We like to serve this with potatoes and roasted or steamed vegetables, feel free to enjoy it with your favorite sides.