Spicy Grilled Tofu

"Be sure to use extra firm tofu and press out as much of the water as you can. To prevent sticking, give the tofu slices and the grill rack a generous coat of nonstick cooking spray. Cooking time includes marinading the tofu for 4 hours. This is from VT May/June 2006."
 
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Ready In:
4hrs 10mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place the tofu slices on several layers of paper towels and cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 20 minutes, pressing down occasionally with your hands to squeeze out the water.
  • Place the tofu in a single layer in the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, maple syrup, tamari, chile paste, garlic, and pepper.
  • Pour mixture over the tofu, stirring to coat all the slices.
  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • When the tofu is marinated and ready to cook: Spray grill rack or pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat.
  • Place tofu slices on the grill. Reserve the marinade.
  • Grill tofu 3 or 4 minutes on each side, or until the outside is browned and crisp.
  • Return tofu to the baking dish and toss the slices with the reserved marinade.
  • Serve immediately.

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Reviews

  1. Lucky in Bayview
    Simple and really good! Thanks for posting the recipe.
     
  2. Outta Here
    Delicious! I marinated overnight and the tofu really soaked up the flavors. I used my stovetop cast iron grill pan and it worked perfectly. We will be having this again.
     
  3. Lisaninon
    Awesome. Of course I made adjustments based on what I had on hand. I used the juice of 1 lime plus 1/4 cup of OJ, substituted agave for the maple syrup, and used sweet chili sauce instead of chili paste. I also have a vacuum sealer so I only had to marinate 45 minutes using the vacuum sealer. I reserved the marinade after removing the tofu and basted the tofu while it grilled. Fantastic!!
     
  4. EmilyStrikesAgain
    Great tasting marinade. The prevalent taste was lime, but the chili paste also came around. I hate using too much maple syrup (it's super expensive!) so I tried to use as little as possible to make sure the tofu was totally covered (keeping ratio's of the other ingredients in mind).
     
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  1. Lisaninon
    Awesome. Of course I made adjustments based on what I had on hand. I used the juice of 1 lime plus 1/4 cup of OJ, substituted agave for the maple syrup, and used sweet chili sauce instead of chili paste. I also have a vacuum sealer so I only had to marinate 45 minutes using the vacuum sealer. I reserved the marinade after removing the tofu and basted the tofu while it grilled. Fantastic!!
     

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