Last night between running around to five (yes, FIVE) stores to shop for groceries, I somehow made a delicious dinner that didn’t take long at all.
In the morning, I pressed the tofu, so it was all ready to marinate when I got home from work.
For the marinade, I added to a bowl:
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic
- 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
I mixed it all together to make a thick and sweet marinade for the tofu:
Then I cut up the tofu and coated it in the marinade before placing it in the fridge and running out for round one of shopping.
After an hour or so when I returned, I heated the oven to 375º and put the tofu in.
30 minutes (flipping once) and it was done!
I also made some kale chips to go with the tofu, by tossing the kale in 1 tbsp of olive oil and some salt, and then laying it out on a baking pan.
After about 20 minutes (watch them!) they get crispy and are ready to eat!
That whole tray plus half the tofu = delicious dinner. 🙂
It was a tie between which one was better – but the tofu might have taken the cake. That marinade was AWESOME and would work really well with any type of protein – chicken, fish, shrimp, pork, etc.
Leftovers for lunch = happy belly = happy beth. 🙂
Two quick things:
1.) I will be traveling to Kansas City, MO one week from today for work. Is anyone from there/would want to get dinner/drinks next Wednesday (the 17th?)
2.) Call for Guest Posts – While out of town next Wednesday – Friday, it’s going to be hard for me to blog so if you would be interested in guest posting on Beth’s Journey, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you’d like to write about! You don’t have to have a blog, but if you do I’ll definitely link to it and would love to have some action on here even if I’m unable to write myself!
What is your favorite marinade? Love new ideas!