Baked Marinated Tofu and Mushrooms in Filipino Adobo Sauce

Baked Marinated Tofu and Mushrooms in Filipino Adobo Sauce

The classic Filipino dish gets a vegan makeover. Tofu soaks up the soy-vinegar marinade and mushrooms give a rich, umami flavor. It is a good recipe to add to your plant-based meatless Monday menu.

The first thing to do is press the tofu. Tofu has a lot of liquid and pressing it makes it easier for it to absorb the marinade.

Tofu out of the package

After an hour of pressing, it is more compact.

Wrap the tofu in a couple of paper towels and lay a heavy object, like a cast iron skillet on it. One hour should be enough time, but if you have more time feel free to press it even longer. Check on it every so often to make sure that it is even.

Pre-heat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make the marinade, slice the tofu, and marinate it. Thirty minutes is good enough if you are in a rush. But I recommend one hour to make sure the marinade gets in the tofu. Place the marinated tofu on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

In the meantime, add the mushrooms, bay leaf, and marinade to a saucepan. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and the sauce thickens.

Once the tofu is done, place it on a plate, and top with the mushrooms and sauce. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice!

Baked Marinated Tofu and Mushrooms in Filipino Adobo Sauce

Makes two servings.

Ingredients:

1 block tofu

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup vinegar

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 bay leaves

2-3 black peppercorns

Spray oil

green onion, optional


Directions:

  1. Prepare tofu. Wrap the block in paper towels and press for at least an hour.

  2. Make the marinade. In a shallow plate that is big enough to hold the tofu, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and ground black pepper.

  3. Slice the tofu into slabs. Add it to the marinade and flip in the marinade to cover both sides in the marinade. Marinate for at least 30 minutes but better if longer.

  4. Pre-heat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Place the marinated tofu on the parchment-lined baking sheet and spray with cooking oil. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  6. Add the mushrooms, bay leaf, black peppercorns, and marinade to a saucepan. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and the sauce thickens.

  7. Once the tofu is done, place it on a plate, and top it with the mushrooms, sauce, and green onions. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice!