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Mandarin Orange Tofu Dinner

Recipe by: Eileen Mierski
Featured on Chef AJ’s Show on 2-21-23

Ingredients :

  • Tofu- 14 to 16 ounce container 
  • 5 tablespoons Mandarin Orange Balsamic (optional: substitute Teriyaki Balsamic)
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked rice 
  • Optional- Garnish with scallions, broccoli, mandarin orange segments and/or sesame seeds to taste.


  1. Store the entire carton of tofu in the freezer. Several hours before making this dish, take the tofu out to thaw by putting the still unopened container in a big bowl of warm water.
  2. When thawed, remove tofu from the container and give it a squeeze over a sink. The water will drain readily and you will notice a dry texture with sponge like holes. (My 14 ounce block of extra firm released 1/4 cup of liquid.)
  3. Cut the tofu into bite sized cubes and optionally, squeeze again.
  4. Place in a medium sized bowl, and add 2 tablespoons of Mandarin Orange Balsamic. The tofu will absorb this marinate like a sponge.
  5. Bake at 375 degree for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to serving bowl and drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons of Mandarin Orange Balsamic. Serve with rice and optional garnishes. 
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