Cilantro Lime Grilled Tofu

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook
10 mins

I'm trying to find more ways to barbeque tofu instead of meat. This recipe, adapted from vegetarian.about.com, has the tropical taste I was after.

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Directions

  1. Press tofu well and slice into 8 thick slabs.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients.
  3. Coat tofu in marinade.
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours, and up to overnight.
  5. Tofu tends to stick to grills, so prepare your barbecue with a non-stick cooking spray or by rubbing it with oil.
  6. Grill over a pre-heated grill for 6-7 minutes on each side, until browned, brushing occasionally with extra marinade.
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The first time I make any dish, I only make enough for myself because I want to see where I can improve before I share it with my friends and family. This time, I regretted that decision-- the finished product was way too good to be experiencing alone. <br/><br/>I did deviate slightly from the original recipe-- I subbed 1/8 cup cider vinegar for some of the lime juice, and I added a couple dashes of smoked paprika to the marinade. I also added a couple spritzes of Bragg's Liquid Aminos, but could have just gone a bit heavier on the salt. I kept the honey, but you could easily make this vegan by substituting agave or brown sugar, maybe even pineapple juice since the marinade as suggested is on the thick side. <br/><br/>I knew I was going to be pan-frying the tofu rather than grilling, so I cut smaller pieces than the recipe suggests. I cooked it for about 15 minutes on medium-high heat in a non-stick pan (didn't add any oil beyond what's in the recipe) with some diced red onion, bell pepper and a few chunks of pineapple. I served it with pineapple fried rice and a cucumber-avocado salad.