Grilled marinated tofu

    5 hours 20 minutes

    These marinated tofu ‘steaks’ can be served hot, cold or at room temperature. Serve four tofu triangles as a main course or serve two to three as a first course or as part of a buffet.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 blocks firm (hard) tofu (about 500g each)
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) salt-reduced soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced

    Preparation:5hours10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:5hours20min 

    1. Slice each block of tofu in half horizontally. Lay the pieces of tofu on a cutting board and place a can or small bowl under one end of the board to tilt it slightly. Set the board so that the low end hangs over the sink. Cover the tofu with paper towels, place another cutting board on top and weight it with a heavy pan or a couple of cans. Let drain for 2 hours.
    2. In a shallow container large enough to hold the tofu in a single layer, whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar and sesame oil. Place the pressed tofu in the pan and let stand for 3 hours or until the marinade has been absorbed about halfway up the tofu (there should still be some marinade in the container).
    3. Preheat the grill to moderate. Remove the tofu from the marinade, reserving any left over. Place the tofu on the grill tray and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until richly browned.
    4. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, toast the sesame seeds over low heat for 3 minutes or until golden.
    5. To serve, cut each piece of tofu into four triangles and sprinkle with the spring onions, sesame seeds and any leftover marinade.

    Some more ideas…

    If you can find pressed tofu, skip step 1. Pressed tofu has already had much of its moisture pressed out of it.

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    It's so worth marinating tofu - it BBQs up so much better and tastier. This prob only marinated for an hour-ish tho.  -  24 Sep 2009


    Altered ingredient amounts. Added chilli and used sunflower seeds instead of sesame  -  24 Sep 2009