Recipes

Spiced baked tofu with lemon pepper couscous

I absolutely love tofu, especially when it’s baked and is crispy on the outside but soft in the middle! This recipe is just an idea of a marinade but there are so many possible options πŸ™‚ Soy and honey is another one of my favourites…

(Serves 1)

  • 200g Extra firm tofu
  • 1tsp. Rapeseed oil
  • 1/4tsp. Chilli powder (optional)
  • 1/4tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • Β½ tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2tsp. Onion granules
  • 1/2tsp Dried oregano
  • Pinch of Ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • 1tsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2tsp. Honey
  • 60g dried Couscous
  • 1tsp. Lemon juice
  • Stock (optional)
  • 1 Carrot Julienne peeled (peel into ribbons using a normal peeler)
  • Handful of fresh Spinach sliced into ribbons
  • Fresh chilli (optional for garnish)
  • Lemon rind (for garnish)
  • 1tsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tsp. Seeds
  • Salt & Pepper

 

  1. Cut the tofu into 1cm thick 3cm x 3cm squares and remove any moisture by pressing in between sheets of kitchen towel
  2. In a bowl mix the oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and all the spices and brush onto the the tofu
  3. Place the tofu on a baking tray lined with baking paper

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  1. Bake at 200 degrees C for 12 mins then flip squares and cook for a further 10mins
  2. To the dry couscous add the lemon juice along with a good amount of ground black pepper
  3. Cook the couscous according to the packet – I tend to use chicken/vegetable stock to add extra flavour but if you don’t want to make sure to add a pinch of salt to the water when cooking your couscous
  4. Once the couscous is cooked mix in the carrot and spinach as well as extra virgin olive oil

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  1. Garnish with the seeds, chilli and lemon rind and serve with your crispy spiced tofu

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