Sesame-Soy Marinade

So I finally came up with a use for the rest of my tofu that was quick, easy and I could prepare ahead of time. I kind of just added a little bit of this, and a little bit of that and it came out really nice. Give it a go, or try your own variation!

IMG_0997Sesame-Soy Marinade

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbl canola oil
  • 1 tbl sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbl rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic podwer
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Whisk all ingredients together and place tofu (either whole or cubed) into the marinade. Cover and allow to sit for at least an hour. I left mine overnight and it really soaked up the marinade nicely.

Heat a skillet and toss in tofu. Cook until heated through. IMG_1327IMG_1328IMG_0996IMG_0999We cooked up some rice and cooked an egg in it, like a fried rice. Then added the tofu and steamed broccoli, with a touch of soy sauce. Delicious! Give it a try!

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Honey-Lime Marinade

It was movie night at our apartment tonight! Paul didn’t have work and I have tomorrow off so we figured we’d cozy in for the night. I hopped on over to the grocery store to score some Ben & Jerry’s and as usual left with more! Sometimes I just can’t help my wandering eyes! While I was walking to the freezer section I spotted some chicken wings on sale and figured it wouldn’t hurt to buy them and stick them in the freezer. I got an amazing deal! I only paid $6 for 14 chicken wings!. Amazing.

With that being said, before movie night officially began I channeled a recent Pinterest pin I saw from A Turtle’s Life for Me. I loved how this blogger made a marinade in a Ziploc bag, then froze the meats in the marinade until she was ready to use them. Genius! I fiddled around for a bit and concocted an Honey-Lime Marinade. I actually used Agave in my recipe only because I’m almost out of honey. I’d definitely use honey if I had it on hand and plan to next time. I think the honey will be a little sweeter and stand out more in the marinade.

Honey-Lime Marinade

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
1 clove garlic; smashed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon coriander

Mix it all up in the Ziploc bag. Add meat. (I only put in 6 chicken wings, but I could have probably done more) Pop into freezer and thaw when ready to use.Honey Lime Chicken Wings