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Crispy “Adobo” Tofu

January 2, 2021 | By Jeremy Scheck | 31 Comments

Not to be confused with the eponymous Filipino dish, this tofu recipe is inspired by the ubiquitous (and now infamous) Goya Adobo seasoning. It’s great in a burrito bowl or in tacos. Feel free to change up the seasonings with what you have and like.

crispy "adobo" tofu

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Crispy "Adobo" Tofu

Ingredients

Essentials

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil such as avocado or canola
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Generous spices to taste

  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F (convection if you have it). Press your tofu (it's super easy to do if you don't know how - just google it) for about 10 minutes -- it doesn't have to be the MOST dry.
  2. Dry off the tofu and crumble into irregular pieces.
  3. Mix in with the oil, cornstarch and spices, and spread out onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven about 20 minutes, or until crispy. If desired, leave the tofu in the warm oven turned off for an additional 10 minutes (for extra crisp!)
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  1. Absolutely delicious, I highly, highly recommend! I especially liked the tip about leaving the tofu in the warm oven at the end – made such a big difference!

  2. When I saw this yesterday I knew I had to make them!! They were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. And, my family loved them as well!! You have to try these.

  3. I made this as a non- vegetarian to switch up my normal meal prep and this was so amazing! So crispy and yummy and a great edition to my salads!

  4. Just made this for my family who all usually refuse to eat tofu and everyone loved it! It was so crispy and delicious and I’ll definitely be making it again.

  5. 10/10! I made it for my whole family for lunch today and everyone really enjoyed it. The house smelled AMAZING and they came out super crispy! Will definitely make again!

  6. Super yummy and delicious! I’ve been scared of eating tofu, but this recipe made me actually enjoy tofu and was super simple to make! 10/10 recommend.

  7. So good and SO CRISPY! I really underestimated how crunchy this would be, and I’ll never go back to pan frying my tofu. I cooked this with a side of chickpeas stir fried with tomato and jalapeño, some avo and rice. 10/10 would be vegan if I could eat this every day.

  8. We very much enjoyed this recipe last night. To get that extra crispiness, which makes all the difference, we broiled the tofu for about four minutes after the baking period. Yummers!

  9. I’ve never made tofu before but I used this method with Greek seasonings to make tofu souvlaki wraps and they were soo good. I’ll definitely be making tofu this way often

  10. My first time ever making tofu! It came out very crunchy and tasty. I put it in my air fryer for 18 minutes at 400. The grocery store pickup subbed the “extra firm” tofu I ordered to “firm” tofu but it still worked out.

  11. I’ve been cooking vegetarian food for 40 years. I’ve tried so many methods for preparing tofu, often with oil splattered everywhere. This is absolutely the best method ever, my new BFF Tofu. Thanks, Jeremy.

  12. Hi Jeremy! Making this tonight for dinner and crazy excited. You say it doesn’t have to be super dry, but would it be better if I pressed it for longer?

  13. This was good and easy! Next time, I will break the pieces up even smaller. I will definitely make this again – first time I’ve enjoyed tofu. Thank you.

  14. I’ve been looking for the best way to prepare my tofu and I found it right here! Super delicious and it tastes just like a chicken nugget! thank you for sharing this amazing recipe 🙂

  15. this has become a staple for me in college. so easy to toss together and it comes out so delicious in the end. I find that i can make a whole block, store leftovers in the fridge, and then heat them up in the airfryer the next day and it’s just as delicious. perfect with some rice, beans, and greek yogurt / sour cream / guac (the creaminess works well with the crisp tofu!)

  16. this was so good!! i was a little skeptical because my tofu never gets quite as crispy as most recipes say it does, but that was. not the case with this one!! it was delicious and so crispy. i had it with lime cilantro brown rice and cucumber salsa, amazing

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