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Baked ToFishy

What you need: 

1 package of extra firm tofu (pressed and drained)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
herbs (I used thyme, sage, and parsley)
lemon slices or wedges (hold onto for garnish)
2 tablespoons of olive oil (optional)
a pinch of salt

What you do: 

Oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Press and Drain the tofu. Cut the tofu into a manageable size. I cut the tofu in half or quartered into triangles.
Mix the marinade by combining white wine vinegar, herbs, and four lemon slices or wedges in a plastic food storage container.
Add the tofu to the mixture and allow to marinate for a day or so. Flip the tofu halfway through the marinating time to ensure the whole tofu is marinated.
When ready to bake, lightly oil a baking sheet. Place on the marinated tofu and sparingly salt.
Bake for 20 minutes until the tofu is golden brown and the bottom of the tofu is crispy. Then flip the tofu and bake for 20 more. *Keep an eye on your tofu some oven temperatures vary and you might need to flip your tofu sooner.
Serve with lemons from marinade.
The result is a crispy outside tender inside baked pieces of tofu that taste remarkably like white fish. I came upon this marinade by accident but now I use it as a "Fish" marinade (originally it was for veggies for grilling). Play around with the recipe. I haven't tried it yet fried, but if you marinate the tofu then coat it in a mixture of tempura flakes, flour, salt, and seaweed flakes, I bet it would make an excellent fried fish sandwich!

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes baking time, a day
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this recipe and it was really tasty! It has a fishy sort of taste, but even more so - it was delicious, easy and satisfying! This recipe is a keeper and I will be making it again :)

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this was a quick and easy recipe, and went really good with rice and some lemon pepper veggies.  Yum!  Thanks for a great recipe!

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This is a good recipe. I use it more-so as a marinade than a "dish", because I'll whip up a nice beer batter and make good fish tacos. If it's marinaded long enough, it gets a that "fish" taco flavor, which isn't ultra fishy. Good recipe!

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Really great recipe. I baked it and did everything the recipe called for. Then I used the fry batter recipe for fish tacos submitted by eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%65%72%69%6b%61%6a%65%73%73%69%63%61%32%30%30%33%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%65%72%69%6b%61%6a%65%73%73%69%63%61%32%30%30%33%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) (its in the "taco" section and the recipe is "Fish tacos") to fry the tofishy tacos. It was really good!  :)>>>

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To the people who have already tasted this, would it be good with a little kelp powder as one of the seasonings, or would that clash with the flavor? I generally find that kelp helps things taste more seafood-y so if I make this I'd like to know ahead of time if that's a bad idea. Thanks!  :)

It would probably be good with the kelp powder... I might try that next time I make it.  I certainly don't think it would hurt the flavor at all - this has a very mild flavor as it is, so I don't think they'd clash.  Let us know how it goes!  =)

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This was pretty tasty.  I've never had the real thing, so I don't know how close it was, but my boyfriend said it tasted pretty close to the white fish he'd had before.  Besides the marinating time, this was a quick and easy recipe, and went really good with rice and some lemon pepper veggies.  Yum!  Thanks for a great recipe!

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After seeing gardengate mouthwatering picture, I had to try this.  And it was really good.

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This was really good!!  I didn't really think that it would actually have a fishy taste to it, but it did!  You could taste it, but it was subtle and not too strong, which I really liked!  Thank you for the recipe!  :)

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