Tamarind Glazed Grilled Tofu Recipe
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
2 tablespoons tamarind paste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Mirin
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Combine all ingredients and whisk in a medium saucepan over medium high heat until mixture has thickened.
To make glazed grilled tofu, cut tofu into 1 inch slabs. Drizzle with oil. Grill on each side until lightly charred. Brush with glaze and then turn over and brush other side. Remove from grill and serve warm.
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