Grilled Tofu: 3 Recipes For Your Next Backyard Barbecue

Tofu is loved because it’s flexible. It might not be much on its own but when seasoned or dipped, it can make for an amazing dish. When cooked on the grill, it is given a delicious smoky flavour that is hard to resist. For your next grilling session, substitute meat with tofu and try these oh-so-yummy grilled tofu dishes!

Grilled Sriracha Tofu

What you need:

  • 1/4 kilogram extra-firm tofu, sliced into cubes
  • 1 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine sriracha, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger and black pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine ingredients well. Toss tofu cubes in the mixture and thread onto skewers, reserving extra marinade. Place skewers on a plate, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready, cook on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Brush with extra sauce before serving.

Lemon and Rosemary Tofu Skewers

What you need:

  • 1/4 kilogram vacuum-packed tofu, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste

In a small baking dish, mix together garlic, lemon juice, tamari, rosemary, olive oil and black pepper. Soak the tofu slices in the marinade for at least 1 hour, flipping once halfway through. When ready, thread onto skewers and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

Delicious Barbecued Tofu

What you need:

  • 2 blocks extra-firm tofu, drained and dried, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 8 slices smoked gouda
  • 8 slices whole wheat buns
  • 4 tablespoons dry rub
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Sprinkle both sides of each tofu with dry rub, sea salt and pepper. Cook on a pre-heated grill over high heat for about 4 minutes per side. When ready, lower the heat to medium and transfer tofu to indirect heat over heavy duty aluminium foil. Brush tofu with BBQ sauce every 8 to 10 minutes until ready to serve.

If you’re in the mood for something light but fulfilling, try these grilled tofu recipes – they’re easy to prepare, quick to cook on the grill and will satisfy any appetite!

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