Grilled Tofu

Grilled Tofu Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes


24 ounces Extra Firm Tofu (680g) 2 blocks of 12 ounces each

1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil

Sprinkle Salt and Pepper

Basting Sauce:

4 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil

2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

4 Tbsp Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

For Serving:

Basmati Rice

Green Onions Chopped


1Press the tofu, ideally using a tofu press, or if you don't have a tofu press, by placing the tofu on a plate, with another plate on top of it, and then stacking something heavy on top of that, like a heavy pot or stack of books. Leave to press for 30 minutes.

2When pressed, slice each block of tofu into 3 rectangular blocks, so that you have 6 rectangles.

3Brush the tofu with sesame oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.

4Mix up your basting sauce by adding the toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, maple syrup, hoisin sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder and cayenne pepper to a measuring jug. Whisk it into a sauce.

5Lightly brush a grill skillet with sesame oil and heat it for around 6 minutes on medium to high heat until hot.

6Place three of the tofu blocks onto the hot skillet. They will stick to the skillet.

7Grill the tofu for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes they will have grill lines and should release from the skillet easily without sticking.

8Flip the tofu over and grill for 5 minutes on the other side.

9Remove the tofu from the skillet and repeat with the remaining 3 tofu rectangles.

10Then return the tofu to the skillet, 3 pieces at a time and lightly brush the basting sauce on both sides.

11Serve over basmati rice and pour over the rest of the sauce.

12Top with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of white sesame seeds.

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