Perfect Grilled Tofu

Perfect Grilled Tofu This recipe is very easy to double, though you don’t need quite double the marinade: About 1 1/2 times the marinade is perfect for four packages of tofu.


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 15 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 12 pieces

  • Wrap tofu in a clean dish towel and weight it with something heavy such as a large can; leave it to drain for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix together remaining ingredients in a bowl.

  • Cut each piece of tofu crosswise into 6 thick slices and put it all in a baking dish. Pour marinade over tofu, turning to coat, and chill, covered, turning occasionally, at least 30 minutes or up to 48 hours. Longer is better, but shorter is totally fine.

  • Preheat a gas grill on high heat (450 degrees F to 650 degrees F) 10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F)–or do whatever the equivalent is if you’re using charcoal. Oil grate.

  • Transfer tofu from marinade (letting excess drip off and reserving marinade) to grill with a spatula. Cover grill and cook tofu, turning once, until well browned but before grill marks get black, 10 to 15 minutes total. Transfer tofu to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

  • Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a saucepan and boil until it reduces to about 1 cup, about 2 minutes. Pour over tofu and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Per Serving: 220 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 18.3g; sodium 880mg. To press tofu: Put it on a rimmed baking sheet to collect any excess liquid, top it with another baking sheet and a filled teakettle weighing about 5 pounds.