Teriyaki Tofu and Udon Noodles

  Don't you just love anything teriyaki? I certainly do. How about a protein pack bowl of udon noodles? What a great way to add flavor to your tofu other than marinating it to a flavorful mix of seasonings. I marinated the tofu overnight but you can actually make this a quick 30-minute meal.

  You can buy a bottle of teriyaki marinade but I made it homemade since I already have the ingredients in my pantry.  You can also try a mixture of vegetables, be creative with your greens! Add string beans, red or green bell pepper, celery, and carrots. The more vegetables, the better.  If you are not a big tofu fan and you find tofu bland, I promise you that this will definitely pass your palate! The tofu is full of flavor and teriyaki goodness.




Ingredients:
1 16oz package of firm tofu
4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp, grated ginger
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic oil (optional)
2 packages, Udon noodles (discard the sauce included)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups zucchini, diced
2 cups yellow bell pepper (red or green is okay too!)
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 cup cooked edamame (I used Trader Joe's microwavable Edamame).

Directions:

Prepare your tofu: Drain the water and place the tofu in between two towel paper-lined plates. Add weight by placing a can on top of the plate. We need to drain as much water as we can. You can also use this tofu press from Amazon. Here's the product link (affiliate link).





Cut the tofu into cubes. Prepare the marinade for the tofu by whisking the soy sauce, honey, ginger, minced garlic, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Set aside.




Pour the marinade over the tofu. I marinated the tofu overnight. I like the tofu to absorb all the flavors from the marinade. The next day, I just gave the bowl a very very careful mix (or just turn the chopped tofu one by one, if you have the patience) just so all the sides are "browned" and flavored.




Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Arrange the tofu in a single layer on top of the sheet. DO NOT THROW THE MARINADE. Bake for about 1 hr.
Check on the 45-minute mark. The tofu seemed burnt in this picture, I used a darker kind of soy sauce that I purchased from a Filipino store. You definitely use a light soy sauce.



Cook the Udon noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside. 

NOTE: You can buy Udon noodles at any Asian store or a regular grocery store such as Stater Bros (Refrigerator section).



Heat oil in a large skillet. Saute the zucchini and bell pepper. Cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Pour in the marinade sauce and bring to a simmer, 2 minutes tops. Add the tofu, followed by the noodles. Toss with edamame and sesame seeds. Cook until Udon is heated through.



Optional: You can add the chili garlic oil or Sambal Oelek for that spicy kick!




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3 comments

  1. Clicked over for the recipe because I LOVE udon noodles and am totally up for trying tofu in this dish! Sounds so yummy!

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  2. Tofu noodle bowls like this one are my favorite types of healthy plant-based comfort food! I can't wait to try this recipe at home!

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  3. This looks soo Good. Thanks for sharing! Pinned.

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