Delicious Vegan Teriyaki BBQ Tofu Steaks
Have you been trying to find the perfect BBQ tofu recipe to serve alongside the myriad of vegan side dishes you have mastered? If you answered yes to this question, look no further. After four years of being vegan, I have finally discovered the perfect BBQ tofu recipe and I am so excited to share it with you! This dish will be marinated in a teriyaki tofu marinade and I guarantee it will blow your mind. I know there are many barbecued tofu recipes floating around the internet, but I promise you won’t regret stumbling upon this one. Keep reading to see how easy it can be to create this teriyaki barbecue tofu.
Before Getting Started
Before you dive headfirst into this amazing BBQ tofu recipe there are a few things you will need to know. Don’t worry, nothing too serious. This recipe tastes the most delicious if you allow your tofu steaks to soak up the marinade overnight. If you were set on creating this specific recipe for dinner tonight it will still work, so fear not. Allowing the tofu steaks to sit in the grilled tofu marinade will do the trick, the final product may just be a little less juicy. It’s also important to know that this recipe makes a total of four tofu steaks and is best when enjoyed with friends. So, before making this mouth-watering barbeque tofu recipe make sure you have people to enjoy them with.
List of Ingredients
- One block of Extra Firm Tofu
Teriyaki Tofu Marinade
- Olive oil, 2 tbsp
- Soy sauce, 2 tbsp
- Vegan Worcestershire sauce, 1tbsp
- Maple syrup or agave, 2 tbsp
- Dijon’s mustard, 2 tsp
- Apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp
- Lemon, half a lemon juiced
- Ginger, 1 tsp
- Garlic, 1 tbsp
- Green onion for garnish (optional)
As mentioned above, these steaks taste best if marinated overnight. If you end up marinating them the day of you will still follow these directions, marinating for as long as possible before placing them on the grill.
Before mixing your tofu BBQ marinade, it is important you remove any of the tofu juices out of the block as we want it to absorb as much flavor as possible. Remove your tofu from the packaging, pour the liquid down the drain and place your block either in a tofu press or wrap it in a tea towel. If using the tea towel method, gently press and squeeze the tofu. Make sure you don’t press too hard as you need it to keep sturdy in structure. Once the tofu is rid of the majority of the liquid it is time to cut your block of tofu into ‘steaks’. You will chop the tofu into four even square-shaped slabs. Cutting the tofu block once through the center as if you were slicing through a fresh sandwich bun, and one more time turning the now thin rectangles into squares. Feel free to pat any of the excess liquid out of the tofu steaks if you notice they are still wet.
Once you have your tofu steaks pressed and cut, it’s time to prepare the marinade. If you were ever pondering how to make BBQ tofu marinade, you will be pleasantly surprised at the effortlessness this step requires. You will need a bowl large enough for the tofu steaks to lay flat along the bottom while still being submerged in the marinade as much as possible. Add all of the teriyaki tofu marinade ingredients to the bowl and mix until combined. Place the tofu steaks in the bowl, coating both sides. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to marinate either overnight, or for as long as possible.
Once your tofu steaks have soaked in your sauce, it’s time to hit up the outdoors and get grilling. Heat your grill to a medium/high heat. Place the tofu steaks on the grill and cook for around 6-9 minutes per side. I personally enjoy the smoky taste that grilling for a little longer will provide. Once the grilled BBQ tofu is heated through and through, scoop the steaks from the grill and coat with any of the excess marinades.
Ready to Serve
Now that your barbequed tofu steaks are fresh off the grill, it’s time to plate and serve your delicious main dish. I love to garnish my barbequed tofu with fresh green onion as it adds a pop of colour and flavour to the dish. Some of my favourite side dishes to pair this amazing barbeque tofu recipe with are mashed potatoes, smashed brussel sprouts, soy balsamic glazed mushrooms and a fresh salad or coleslaw of any kind. This barbeque tofu recipe is pretty versatile and will taste great no matter what you decide to pair it with.
After following this easy to follow teriyaki tofu BBQ steak recipe, you will never find yourself asking the question, “can you grill tofu?”ever again. The answer is simple and the answer is YES! Veganism doesn’t have to be hard and unapproachable. By following delicious tofu BBQ recipes such as this one, you will never look back! Good luck, and enjoy your tofu BBQ teriyaki steak experience.
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