Marinated Grilled Spicy Tofu
I love making recipe creations and this Marinated Grilled Spicy Tofu was a huge hit in our house. Ken and Amber raved and raved over the wonderful marinade and then the lovely grilled flavor. If you are vegan or vegetarian but still love your BBQ you will want to try this recipe ASAP.
We have used House Foods Tofu Shirataki noodles countless of times and loved the recipes!! I had not done anything though with a firm tofu like this. It is so easy to work with though and takes on this gorgeous marinade easily. An added bonus too is that it is very inexpensive. Tofu is great in a number of dishes from sweet to savory and is really becoming more mainstream everyday!
I love a great Asian marinade and this one has a sweet heat that is sure to please. A little maple syrup balances off the spice from the sriracha, garlic, ginger and pepper.
House Brand Tofu is made from 100% US soybeans, it is non-GMO verified, gluten-free and Kosher certified. It is also cholesterol free with virtually no unsaturated fats. Plus it is rich in minerals like calcium and iron.
The tofu can sit in the marinade for 4 hours to overnight. This is an easy prep recipe for sure and because tofu isn’t a meat product you can use the marinade afterwards also for a dressing.
Serving this up with some simple greens and rice is all you need. Do you know what tofu is? It is simply made from soybeans, you know the little green edamame you see in every Japanese restaurant. They are Amber’s number one snack when we first arrive at a restaurant and one that she has always loved. But wait, they aren’t used in their green phase but have to ripen to be made into tofu. Tofu is also a power house of protein and essential amino acids we need to stay healthy.
Marinated Grilled Spicy Tofu
Marinated Grilled Spicy Tofu is very easy to make and is full of wonderful flavor. A quick grill on the BBQ adds the perfect summer touch.
- 1 lb. House Foods firm tofu
- Cooking Spray
- Rice and greens, optional
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup soy sauce, gluten free if needed
- 2 tsp. garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. ginger, grated
- 2 tsp. sriracha
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- Cut tofu into 8 long slices and place on several paper towels. Let stand for 15 min. Patting with paper towels and gently pressing to squeeze out the water.
- In a small bowl mix together the marinade ingredients with a whisk.
- Place tofu in an 8x8" glass dish. Pour marinade over top. Refrigerate covered for 4 hours to overnight.
- When ready to grill, spray the BBQ with cooking spray and then heat grill to medium.
- Grill tofu about 3-4 min. per side or until browned.
- Serve grilled tofu with simple greens and rice if desired. Drizzle on additional marinade.
Comments & Reviews
This tofu looks AMAZING! Love those grill marks!
Tara Noland says
Thank you Laurel!
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
These photos BLEW my mind with how fantastic they are. I am not a tofu fan, but these make me drool!!!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds so good! I’m a huge fan of tofu. It takes on any flavor you add to it. If you don’t like tofu, you probably haven’t had it prepared correctly.
robin rue says
I have never had tofu like this before! I am super excited to try your recipe.
Believe it or not I have never had tofu. I had no idea that you could Grill it. That would taste, I would think, delicious. I like anything that you can put on the grill so I’ll have to try this.
I have never tried tofu but this makes me want to! It looks so good!
Liz Mays says
This sounds so flavorful! I think this is the way I should be preparing my tofu. I bet this is really good in salads.
Lisa Favre says
I never prepare tofu on my own because I’m always stuck on how to prepare it. This seems really delicious!! I’m glad I stumbled on this recipe because I was really dry on ideas.
Claudia Krusch says
This grilled Tofu looks so delicious. I have been trying to eat more vegetarian recipes. I will have to give this a try on the weekend.
Olivia S Douglass says
I haven’t found a good recipe for Tofu yet but this looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing.
I have never liked the taste of tofu. It always seems gummy and soggy to me. I had to do a double take when I saw these photographs, it doesn’t look like tofu at all.
This grilled tofu looks delicious. I haven’t tried preparing it this way before. The flavour must be amazing.
You make tofu look good! I have never really tried it but it looks like a flavorful option!
Amy Desrosiers says
I am not one for tofu but I love how you dressed it up. I would probably give it another shot.
Nellie Blazina says
We love tofu in our house. I need to try this recipe. Looks delicious!
I love preparing tofu. It’s so easy to integrate your favorite flavors. Your marinade sounds delightful, and perfect for my family who likes just a little kick.
This looks super delicious! I never thought about grilling tofu but I’m so trying this!
Jennifer G says
I have never had tofu. No seriously. I am going to try this though because I do love spice and girlled anything so perhaps I will love this! Great recipe.