Baked Tofu Chop Suey

Baked Tofu Chop Suey

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Last year Heather and I moved to a small, sunny beach town in Costa Rica. There is an abundance of great fresh produce available here but there is not a lot of variety when it comes to restaurants. There are very few Asian food restaurants here. That came as a bit of a shock to us after living in the Seattle area. So, every once in awhile, we try to recreate some of our favorite Asian flavors that we miss. This recipe for baked tofu chop suey is a prime example of when that goes perfectly.

prepped broccoli, carrot, and onion for baked tofu chop suey

Soy products are actually fairly rare here as well but, thankfully, there is one option for tofu at one supermarket here in Coco. It’s not extra firm, which makes working with it rather difficult, but we have had some success with scrambling and baking it. The marinated baked tofu that we use in this recipe is so delicious! We have to stop ourselves from just eating it straight out of the oven. (Well, all of it anyway. We always sneak a few pieces.)

marinated baked tofu for baked tofu chop suey

It’s really simple and quick too. Just dip tofu slices into a basic marinade made out of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, ginger, and black pepper and broil them. They get crispy and caramelized and are super delicious paired with any Asian cuisine inspired rice, vegetable, or noodle dish. It even makes a great high protein, vegan snack on its own.

components for baked tofu chop suey

The rest of this dish is a classic stir-fry. Broccoli, carrot, onion, and ginger with chop suey noodles tossed with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. That’s all you need for one delicious bowl of food. With the great variety of nutrients from the vegetables, some carbs from the noodles, and protein from the tofu, this is a well-balanced dish. While it is not necessarily the healthiest meal, it’s still a whole lot better than eating anything from a restaurant or package.

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Baked Tofu Chop Suey
A recipe for stir-fried broccoli, carrot, onion, and ginger with marinated baked tofu served over chop suey noodles.
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Baked Tofu
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Baked Tofu
recipe image for baked tofu chop suey
Instructions
Baked Tofu
  1. Preheat oven to high broil. Drain tofu and slice into thin flat slices. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, ginger, and black pepper. Dip each slice of tofu into the sauce and then lay them out evenly spaced on a baking sheet.
  2. Broil for 3-5 minutes, then flip them over and broil for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
Stir-fried vegetables with noodles
  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Then, run cold water over them to cool them down. Toss cooled noodles in 1 teaspoon each of soy sauce and toasted sesame oil and set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, carrot, and onion and cook for 3-5 minutes until just starting to brown.
  3. Add fresh minced ginger and soy sauce and continue to cook for another minute, stirring regularly.
  4. Add noodles and cook for another 30 seconds or so to warm them up and then serve. Serve topped with baked tofu and (optional) sesame seeds or jalapeno slices.
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