I pity the ‘foo who doesn’t love the ‘fu!
1 package extra firm tofu, pressed & sliced into 6 pieces
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey)
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Sprinkle red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients and marinate tofu slices for 10 minutes. Spray grilling surface with non-stick spray and grill for 3-4 minutes a side. Serve!
Oh. Baby. It’s been way too long since I last had tofu and this was the perfect way to bring it back – GRILLED! Well, sort of. You’ll see!
I started by marinating my tofu, (pressed in my handy dandy tofu press!) letting it soak up all the wonderful flavors for ~5 minutes a side.
Yum, yum, YUM!
I was planning on using the outdoor grill before I remembered the griddler, and was glad to make the switch because today’s a scorcher. 8)
I pressed and “grilled” my tofu for about 7-8 minutes.
While my ‘fu was grilling, I admired a postcard sent to me all the way from Brussels…
from Alex & Mina! Remember when I told you guys about these two? Quit their jobs and sold their house so they could travel the world?! I just thought it was so thoughtful of them to send this to me! Thanks A&M!
Anyways, just like that, the ‘fu was up!
Ahhh – look at those grill marks! All of the presentation, but none of the sweating that comes along with standing around a hot grill in the sun. That’s something I can get into.
Placed over a bed of brown rice and baby spinach sautéed in the remaining tofu marinade (there was ~1 teaspoon that the tofu hadn’t soaked up, which ended up being the perfect amount.)
Love-love-loving this dish. SO much! It was salty, and a tiny bit sweet – just the way I like it.
I’ll be the first to admit that I like to cook a lot of Asian inspired dishes, (it’s even in my About page!) which usually contain soy sauce…which equals a lot of salt. I made my own “low sodium” soy sauce in this marinade, though, by using half soy sauce & half water. Problem half solved!
I’m going to go ahead and declare this a dish that even tofu haters might like. Try it out on someone who usually turnes their noses up, and let me know how it goes!
In other news…16th time’s a charm?! I have been trying to get to my local Tropical Sno for what seems like weeks now, without any luck. I’m forcing Ben to go with me tonight, even if I have to strap him in the car myself!!! Booyah!
What’s your favorite summertime treat?
I used to go crazy for Bomb Pops when I was a kid – these days it’s the more ice cream, the better!