BBQ Tofu, Take 2
I found this recipe while Googling around for a good grilled BBQ tofu. My previous recipe was baked, and pretty good, but I thought I should take advantage of the outdoor grill at my disposal.
It was very easy to make and delicious. The grilling gives some real smoky flavor that is harder to come by in the oven. Like all BBQ recipes, the sauce is King. I got some at Whole Foods, and it was perfect. A little spicy, a little sweet, and perfectly smoky. I made this for July 4th and am already counting down to when I will have a grill at my disposal again! (I have since made this in the oven, and while not as fantastic as grilled, it is still delicious.)
4 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp seasoned salt
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
cayenne pepper to taste
1 cup (or more) of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 lb extra firm tofu, drained and cut in 8 slices
Olive oil spray for grill
Drain and press your tofu for 30 minutes, or more if you have the time. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for dry rub or simply pour some of a pre-made rub out on a small plate. After the tofu has had some of the water drained, dredge each side in the mixture and rub all sides of the tofu. Let it sit for at least 30 mins.
Oil the grill grates and heat on high heat. Grill the tofu for a few mins per side to get some nice grill marks and make the outside golden and crispy.
Turn off the grill, or turn the heat to low and and spoon or brush a thick layer of BBQ sauce over top. Close the top and cook for 5 mins. Flip tofu over and repeat. You can serve it now, or you can sauce it again by heating the BBQ sauce in the microwave and re-brushing.
Alternatively, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place the rubbed tofu on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, and then flip and bake for 15 more. Coat with BBQ sauce and return to the oven for a few minutes, flip, and coat and bake again.