oven baked tofu
Side dishes
Spinach rolls and sesame sauce
Asparagus bunches
Katsu cubes
Cheesy miso aubergine
Cabbage fritters
Oven baked tofu
Japanese salad rolls
Vegetables in the bag
Braised leeks
Sweet soy mushrooms
Sweet sake carrots
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Serves 4, vegan
In the picture I have used a miso sauce but you could use tonkatsu, yakitori or teriyaki sauce to marinate the tofu in. You don't even have to cook the tofu as I have just marinate it in one of the sauces for a few hours and serve.

200g (8oz) firm tofu
2 teaspoons miso (white or red)
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin
1 thumb ginger root

First of all make the miso sauce by grating the ginger into a small bowl and adding all of the other ingredients aprt from the tofu. Dip the tofu in the miso sauce ans place it on a baking tray. Leave it for a couple of hours to marinate.
Bake the tofu for 35 minutes in a medium oven. Take it out and turn the tofu over.
Bake it for a further 20 minutes. Serve hot or cold with pickled ginger.

This tofu idea would work well on a barbeque. Just marinate cubes of the tofu and skewer them.
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Miso is a salty paste made from the fermentation of soy beans, rice or barley. there are two main types white miso and red miso. The white miso tends to be much sweeter and is the one I prefer but don't worry if you don't know which one to choose (there are many varieties) all types will work fine in the recipes in this book.
Mirin is a sweetened sake with a similar taste to a sweet sherry. It is used a lot in Japanese cooking and used in many recipes in this book so it is worth seeking out a bottle. Lots of supermarkets now stock mirin and you will more than likely find it in your local Asian grocer. It can be quite expensive but no more than a good sherry.