Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tofu Thursday: "BBQ" Tofu

Here in our Disheveled household, one way everyone enjoys healthy tofu is "barbecued", baked in the oven, and glaze with just a touch of delicious sauce. A crowd-pleaser for the grown ups and the children.

You will need for this quick, easy recipe:

  • A box of FIRM tofu from your grocer's produce section. Or FIRM tofu of your choice
  • McCormick Grill Mates "Mesquite" or a sprinkle-able woodsy spice mix of your own, or homemade. 
  • Olive oil
  • Barbecue sauce, homemade or some from your stash from the 2/$1 sales this summer ;-)
First, as always, drain your tofu for about 20-30 minutes. While you're waiting, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and brush a foil-lined cookie sheet THINLY with olive oil.
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 With a wide knife, slice the tofu into 1/4 inch slices along it's length. Sprinkle each side with the spices and place on the cookie sheet.

Dab on a teensy-tiny bit of olive oil. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the bottom sides are crisping up.
Flip over and bake for about 10 minutes more.
Then, brush with a tiny bit of your barbecue sauce. Bake for about 5 minutes so the sauce gets a nice glaze, then brush/dab on a bit more. I ended up using only about 1/2 cup for the whole recipe- about 10 pieces. Bake for about 5 more minutes until that layer is glazed nicely as well.

Serve with delicious sides. I served it with Cucumber Salad, Broccoli Slaw, and pinto beans. It was a big hit. Even my picky eater gobbled it up!


TyKes Mom said...

This looks yummy! I love tofu and am always trying to find ways to get my husband to eat it. He loves barbecue, so I could probably get him to try this. Thanks for linking up!