Ben’s “Delicate” BBQ Tofu
soy sauce (I used low sodium)
BBQ sauce (Ben likes Annie’s sweet and spicy, I used Annie’s low fat original)
Cut pressed, extra-firm tofu into slices, at least 1/4-inch thick but not paper thin. Lay flat on a plate and marinate in soy sauce. Sprinkle garlic salt evenly over each piece (don’t want random spots of extra flavor) and let stand at least 20 minutes (I refrigerated it so the cats wouldn’t get at it… Betty Ford really likes tofu!). Flip and repeat.
Lightly spray a skillet and cook tofu over medium-low heat, until golden brown. Make sure it’s cooked enough because it will break if not, depending on the thickness of your slices. Flip, and cook the other side until it is also golden brown.
Place a dollop of BBQ sauce on each slice, and spread evenly. Cook for a few minutes longer; as soon as you flip so the sauce is face down, it accelerates the cooking process. Flip, and dollop and spread the other sides with BBQ sauce.
Cook for a few minutes, then flip a final time so the newly sauced sides will be cooked. Tofu should be firm, but not burnt. Remove from heat and set aside.
NB: Best served if you wait at least an hour, if not more, and eat like deli slices.
Morgan’s Lemon Chili Tofu
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 heaping teaspoons sugar
cayenne to taste; it should turn the marinade a nice orange color
1 block tofu, pressed
Mix all of the ingredients together and cut tofu to desired shapes. Marinate in glass baking dish, at least 1 hour.
Broil tofu in glass baking dish or iron skillet (I used both 🙂 ), about 20 minutes. Flip when the garlic on top is starting to brown, and the tofu forms a crust. Tofu is done when it is golden but not burned.
In an iron skillet, mix 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1 tsp curry powder. Coat three big slices of pressed tofu and broil for 15 minutes (checking every couple minutes… broilers can be fickle and burn things easily). Meanwhile, mix a little extra curry powder with some fat free nayonnaise. Enjoy alone or in a sandwich.