Not your mama’s fillet – it’s tofu!
I know what you’re thinking about this beautiful fillet. Except you’re wrong – it’s tofu!
This tamarind glaze is bright and flavorful – you will want to eat it with a spoon. But don’t. The bold glaze is prefect for the bland tofu. I don’t know why I have never cooked with tamarind before, but it will definitely stay on my pantry shelf now that I have used it. Bright, citrusy and slightly bitter, and adds tons of flavor and dimension to anything it is stirred into.
And this answers the question everyone is asking: Can you throw tofu on the grill? Answer: Please!
I like to have a vegetarian – even vegan – option when we barbecue for a crowd, and this is the perfect solution. Just make sure you use extra-firm tofu and then press out the water before cutting in 1-inch “steaks.” My method: wrap the block of tofu in a kitchen towel and then place between two plates. Let this sit on your counter top for about an hour, and the texture will be perfect for grilling – thick and creamy.
Happy Grilling Season!
— posted by Donna