Perfect Grilled Tofu
This recipe is very easy to double, though you don't need quite double the marinade: About 1 1/2 times the marinade is perfect for four packages of tofu.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 2(14 ounce) packages extra-firm tofu, drained
- ½cup sherry vinegar
- ½cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ⅓cup olive oil
- 1teaspoon garlic powder
- ½teaspoon kosher salt
- ½teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme
- ¼teaspoon black pepper
Step 1Wrap tofu in a clean dish towel and weight it with something heavy such as a large can; leave it to drain for 30 minutes.
Step 2Meanwhile, mix together remaining ingredients in a bowl.
Step 3Cut each piece of tofu crosswise into 6 thick slices and put it all in a baking dish. Pour marinade over tofu, turning to coat, and chill, covered, turning occasionally, at least 30 minutes or up to 48 hours. Longer is better, but shorter is totally fine.
Step 4Preheat a gas grill on high heat (450 degrees F to 650 degrees F) 10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F)--or do whatever the equivalent is if you're using charcoal. Oil grate.
Step 5Transfer tofu from marinade (letting excess drip off and reserving marinade) to grill with a spatula. Cover grill and cook tofu, turning once, until well browned but before grill marks get black, 10 to 15 minutes total. Transfer tofu to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
Step 6Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a saucepan and boil until it reduces to about 1 cup, about 2 minutes. Pour over tofu and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.