Marinated Tofu with Shiitake Stuffing

Layers of Asian flavors build the appeal of this Asian-inspired main course.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2002.07
Yield:4 servings
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:15
Category:Main Courses


2 lb. firm tofu
1 tsp. garlic, chopped
2 tsp. canola oil
1 tsp. sesame oil
8 oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped in food processor
green onions, chopped
1 tbsp. sherry
1 tbsp. tamari sauce
1 tbsp. fresh coriander, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt, to taste
1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
1 pinches crushed red peppers flakes (or dash hot sauce)


  1. Cut each piece tofu in half vertically to form 4 smaller blocks. Using melon baller or spoon, scoop out middle of each tofu block, about 1 1/2" deep x 1-1/2" wide. Mince scooped-out tofu and set aside.
  2. Heat oils in skillet over medium heat and sauté garlic and ginger until soft.
  3. Add chopped shiitakes, scallions, sherry and reserved chopped tofu. Cook until dry and dark brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add sherry, tamari, fresh coriander, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Put mushroom mixture into pastry bag and pipe it into hollow of each tofu block. Alternatively, use spoon to scoop mixture into hollows.
  6. Steam stuffed tofu on rack in vegetable steamer for 5 minutes until hot, or microwave to heat through. Serve with tamari or regular soy sauce or miso vinaigrette.


Nutrition Facts

4 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Sodium 550mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 13g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.