Tonight, on Thursday’s (Friday’s) Culinary Adventure:
Come on, eat some tofu! I dare you! (Almost) everybody’s doing it!
Brian and I don’t eat a lot of meat, and so I am always on the lookout for new ways to get some protein in our meals.
We eat tofu about twice a month, but I had never BBQd with it before, until reading about this recipe on this blog. She has several other recipes that I can’t wait to try out!
You will need:
A large handful of fresh mint,
a small handful of Oregano (optional. I used a dash of dried.)
1/8 tsp. Red pepper flakes
1/4 c. olive oil
2 Tb. maple syrup
1 package firm tofu
Juice from one lemon
1 small clove garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
Mince up the mint in a food processor, or just chop it very finely.
Mix it on up with the other ingredients, using only 3 Tb. of olive oil.
Set it aside.
You have to be gentle, or else the tofu will crumble- like the chunk in the top left.
Brush the tofu with remaining olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and throw it (GENTLY!) on the grill.
I brushed it one more time when I put it on my serving plate too.
Taste Testers Say:
(sorry no pictures, my battery on the camera died
before I could take them and I forgot to charge it…)
Caitlin: “Pretty good…”
Brian: “It’s okay”
Joseph: Wouldn’t try it.
Great flavor, but the tofu didn’t quite hold enough of it. I think next time I will marinate the tofu in the sauce for a while beforehand.
(Did you know that you could marinate tofu? Oh yes, readers, soy sauce, Caesar dressing, the possibilities are endless.)
I did think that the grilling gave it a nice texture. Well, a nice texture for tofu. (I’m not going to lie, it can be a bit rubbery.) It is my favorite way that I have had tofu prepared…