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July 13, 2009

Fiery Tofu Marinade

Allow me to share with you my very favorite tofu marinade. I'm not going to try to down play the spiciness this time, this marinade is SPICY! It's very thick and stays on the tofu very well, and doesn't require any time to actually marinade. Once the tofu gets on the grill and starts cooking the marinade really seals onto it.

These skewers that I made paired perfectly with sauteed cabbage--it toned down the spiciness and added great crunch. Instead of skewers another option would be to cut the block of tofu into 4 tofu steaks (cut block in 1/2 in the width and again through the height).

(Also pictured above, Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes)

I prefer these on the grill over low to medium heat for at least 5 minutes on each side, until a bit blackened. The picture here is a view of the skewers right when they were put onto the grill.

Fiery Tofu Marinade

1 lb extra firm tofu, cubed or cut into steaks
3 tbsp dijon mustard
4 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp molasses or sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1-1/2 tsp cayenne

Want to serve it with cabbage like I did? You'll need 1/2 head of cabbage, shredded, and sauteed with a drizzle of olive oil and salt for about 5 minutes.


  1. Oooh, this sounds good! We're stuck on fried tofu dipped in sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) it's soooo good! Time for a change, this looks like a good place to start!

  2. These look fantastic - I don't have such a taste for spice as you but I always reduce the spice to save my mouth from the fire! Those sweet potatoes look excellent too - not such an ordinary dinner at all!


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