BBQ Recipes: Lemon-Ginger Tofu Steaks
This came into my in box today from our fine friends at Weber. I'm wondering though, are they fine friends? Friends don't let friends eat tofu! Go meat!
Lemon-Ginger Tofu Steaks with Carrot Salad
“Steaks” of tofu can be a delicious alternative to meat. Buy extra-firm tofu so that it holds together well on the grill.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Marinating time: 3 to 4 hours
Way to grill: direct high heat (450° to 550°F)
Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce, such as Sriracha
2 packages (14 ounces each) extra-firm tofu (not silken-style)
2 cups coarsely grated carrot
1/2 cup roughly chopped cashews
1⁄3 cup minced scallions, white and light green parts
1⁄3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro or Italian parsley
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1. In a medium bowl whisk the marinade ingredients. Remove the blocks of tofu from their containers, leaving the liquid behind. Cut each block lengthwise into 4 slices, each about 1 inch thick. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a rimmed platter or in a baking dish.
2. Pour the marinade over the tofu slices and brush the marinade on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, turning the slices over once or twice.
3. In a large bowl combine the salad ingredients and mix well. Set aside at room temperature.
4. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat. Brush the cooking grates clean. Lay a large sheet of aluminum foil, about 12 by 16 inches, directly on the cooking grates. Lift the tofu slices from the platter and arrange them in a single layer on the foil, reserving the marinade for glazing. Grill the tofu over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until both sides are nicely caramelized and the slices are warm, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once and brushing occasionally with some of the reserved marinade. Using a spatula, transfer the slices of tofu to serving plates. Stack the salad on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.