I am a girl who loves a good sheet pan meal. Throw everything on one pan, pop some brown rice rice or quinoa on the stove (or in the microwave), and dinner is ready with minimal clean up and mess. However I have struggled to find good vegetarian recipes that are also sheet pan meals and since we are trying to incorporate more meatless meals into our diet, having some simple meals up my sleeve is a must. Today’s recipes is one of those.
Now the key to make this recipe really shine is to thoroughly press or dry the tofu first so that it can get nice and crispy in the oven, because let’s be honest, no one wants to eat soggy tofu. Now the easiest way to do this is with a tofu press, which is absolutely worth buying if you eat tofu often. If you don’t enjoy tofu often, you can also press it with some paper towels and some heavy cans. Just wrap the tofu in a few layers of paper towels and place something heavy on top. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes so the extra water can be pressed out and absorbed by the paper towels. It may sound like a lot or work, but it may a world of difference when it comes to getting crispy tofu.
Once you have your tofu pressed, the rest is easy. Whip up a quick and easy stir fry sauce with soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and Asian garlic chili paste. You can throw in some ginger as well if you like. Toss the tofu and veggies with the sauce and lay everything out on the sheet pan in a single layer. To the oven it goes for 15 minutes and after you have crispy tofu covered in a delicious, caramelized sauce with perfectly cooked veggies. It’s seriously good.