Sticky Glazed Tofu Roast

Sticky Glazed Tofu Roast

Looking for a vegetarian centrepiece for Christmas lunch? This sticky glazed tofu roast not only looks the part, it tastes incredible, too.


  • 450g Macro firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tsp lemongrass paste
  • 1/4 bunch mint, leaves picked
  • 1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced (to serve)
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  1. Place tofu on a paper towel-lined plate. Top with paper towel and another plate. Place a weight (such as a can) on plate and set aside for 1 hour to remove excess liquid.
  2. Using a small, sharp knife, cut a diagonal crisscross pattern (see Tip) on top of tofu. Place tofu in an airtight container.
  3. Meanwhile, place hoisin, sugar, soy sauce, paste and cup water in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Pour mixture over tofu and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight, if time permits.
  4. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Remove tofu from marinade and reserve marinade. Place tofu on tray and bake for 45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes with half of the reserved marinade, or until tofu is glazed and heated through.
  6. Meanwhile, heat remaining marinade in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 2 minutes or until marinade is heated through.
  7. Transfer tofu to a platter and drizzle with half of the marinade. Scatter over mint, peanuts, chilli and onion. Serve with remaining marinade.

Handy Tips

Make very small v-shaped cuts when ‘scoring’ the tofu. Exaggerated scoring will ensure it looks impressive after it’s cooked. The tofu can be marinated up to a day before it’s cooked.

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