Cubed tofu in a white bowl with spring onion garnish.
How To Correctly Season Tofu Before You Roast It
One of the most important steps for both flavor and texture in roasted tofu is to stir or flip it during the baking process. This results in even cooking and a uniform taste.
Prior to seasoning your tofu, you must drain and press it to remove as much moisture as possible so it can thoroughly absorb your chosen flavor mixture.
To maximize the taste of roasted tofu, place it in a marinade for as little as 30 minutes. This will deliver a burst of caramelized flavor with every bite.
Popular sauces for roasted tofu include barbecue, teriyaki, and hoisin. Or make a simple blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar for a trifecta of salty, tangy, and umami.
For dry mixtures, turn to your favorite store-bought seasoning blend — from taco to Cajun seasoning. The tofu will need a drizzle of oil to help the flavors infiltrate as it bakes.