I seem to have less and less time lately. I’d love to have time to make meals with a ton ingredients, but that’s just not going to happen. I guess even if I had the time I probably wouldn’t use it to make gourmet meals, but it’s nice to think that I might. That’s why I always make sure to have a block of tofu in the house. This recipe does require a bit of preparation. You need to soak the tofu in the marinade for at least an hour. But after that it grills up really fast, and it tastes really yummy.
A few years ago I got one of the square grill pans as a gift from the supermarket for spending too much money. I took it, but I thought that I’d never use it. I mean, grilling stuff should be done outdoors, on a barbecue not on my stove top. But I tried it out, and it works fabulously. It even makes those pretty dark lines on the tofu. How authentic is that? It’s a lot less of a headache than grilling outside, with a lot less mess. It also great to use in the winter when I have no desire to go outside to grill.
- Yield: 4 servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 minutes
Asian Grilled Tofu
My son that use to hate tofu, eats this with a smile. If that's not a vote for this recipe, I don't know what is.
- tofu - 1 block, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- soy sauce - 1/4 cup
- sesame oil - 1/8 cup
- ginger - 1/8 tablespoon
- brown sugar - 1 1/2 tablespoons
- green onions - 3, chopped
- garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- vegetable oil spray
- Pour all the ingredients, except the tofu and spray, into a large ziplock bag or container and shake well.
- Add the tofu and shake well, making sure that the tofu doesn't clump together.
- Leave mixture in the fridge for at least an hour. Overnight is even better.
- Spray grill with vegetable oil and let grill heat up on range.
- Place tofu on and let cook for about 3 minutes.
- Turn over and let cook another 3 minutes.
- Serve warm.
I’ve started cutting my tofu into triangles. It doesn’t make anything cook better, but it makes it look so much prettier. Presentation just makes food taste better. This is a pretty good recipe without working on the presentation. My son, who never eats tofu, will eat it. He actually likes it this way. If Mikey like it, it must be good. 🙂
that does look yummy!
Next time you come, I’ll make it. When are you coming? 🙂
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Hmmm, I have a block of tofu in the fridge–it would be great if this recipe got my son to eat tofu!
If you try it out, let me know how it goes. I like the idea of converting the world to tofu eaters one son at a time ;-).