Panko-Crusted Teriyaki Tofu Steaks

Posted: February 24, 2015 in Vegetarian
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Teriyaki. There’s no better companion to you than rice and Panko breadcrumb. It is like a melody of angels from heaven. I think they’re called Cherubs… But I digress.

So I’ve tried making many teriyaki sauces throughout the year and some odd months ever since I’ve had my first bite of fatty tuna teriyaki. There have been a lot of failed dishes through trails and errors but this is by far the best recipe I have stumbled upon. Not to mention that it literally only takes a few minutes to prepare the sauce to marinate the tofu. I like to sit back and listen to some Jay Park or Avenged Sevenfold to pass the time. Or you could watch an episode of your favorite show rather than listening to some K-pop or metal.

Why did I choose tofu?

Well tofu is just simply delicious! I treat my tofu as steaks… Give it the right seasoning it can be the best dish you’ve ever had.

For this dish I recommend using firm tofu for the best texture and flavor. In the photographs I used Vitasoy’s multi-use tofu since I ran out of firm tofu at the time. I definitely preferred using firm tofu as it has a milder soybean flavor. The texture of the firm tofu when combined with the Panko breadcrumbs is like heaven sent! I can just hear the little Cherubs singing an Avenged Sevenfold song as they pour teriyaki sauce over the tofu.

Alright, enough with the drooling… Let’s get on with the recipe!!!

Panko Crusted Teriyaki Tofu Steaks

Adapted from A Taste of Tofu: Mastering the Art of Tofu
Prep: 5 Mins   |   Cooking Time: 18 Mins

Teriyaki Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped

  • 14 oz silken firm tofu
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Gluten-Free Panko breadcrumb
  • Cooking spray

Step 1:
Drain tofu. Cut tofu horizontally in thirds; then cut into halves.
Step 2:
In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for teriyaki sauce.
Step 3:
In a large container, marinate tofu in teriyaki sauce for 20-30 minutes to overnight.
Step 4:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Step 5:
Transfer tofu onto prepared baking sheet. Pour some teriyaki sauce onto the tofu and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 6:
Sprinkle panko generously to create a nice crust. Lightly spray cooking oil on top of the panko.
Step 7:
Bake for 8 minutes.
Step 8:
Serve with rice, mix teriyaki sauce with rice for added flavor. For added fun, make Batman shaped rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

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Recipe Note:

  • Reduce the remainder of the marinate with some sugar to make a quick sauce.
  • You could also use this recipe as well with salmon, tuna, and etc…

Hope you enjoy this recipe, try it out and let me know what ya think!


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