10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1

This recipe is very easy to double, though you don't need quite double the marinade: About 1 1/2 times the marinade is perfect for four packages of tofu.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Wrap tofu in a clean dish towel and weight it with something heavy such as a large can; leave it to drain for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, mix together remaining ingredients in a bowl.

  • Cut each piece of tofu crosswise into 6 thick slices and put it all in a baking dish. Pour marinade over tofu, turning to coat, and chill, covered, turning occasionally, at least 30 minutes or up to 48 hours. Longer is better, but shorter is totally fine.

  • Preheat a gas grill on high heat (450 degrees F to 650 degrees F) 10 minutes, then reduce heat to medium (325 degrees F to 375 degrees F)--or do whatever the equivalent is if you're using charcoal. Oil grate.

  • Transfer tofu from marinade (letting excess drip off and reserving marinade) to grill with a spatula. Cover grill and cook tofu, turning once, until well browned but before grill marks get black, 10 to 15 minutes total. Transfer tofu to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

  • Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a saucepan and boil until it reduces to about 1 cup, about 2 minutes. Pour over tofu and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Editor's Notes:

To press tofu: Put it on a rimmed baking sheet to collect any excess liquid, top it with another baking sheet and a filled teakettle weighing about 5 pounds.

To minimize sticking, wait 5 minutes before turning the tofu and use a pancake turner–style spatula to loosen it from the grate before turning.

Nutrition assumes the use of 3/4 cup of the sauce, or 2 tablespoons per serving, rather than the full 1-cup amount because some will cling to the serving platter.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; 18.3 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 880 mg sodium. 4.9 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2018
I am sure the original would be wonderful too but I modified for what I had available. I used rice vinegar sesame oil instead of the canola oil and sherry vinegar and I added a tsp of siracha for a little kick. I omitted the extra salt as soy sauce is salty enough.
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2016
Even with the low sodium soy sauce I found this too salty for my taste. The texture was great though and it worked under the broiler instead of on the grill. I may try it again with less soy sauce eliminating the added salt or maybe adding a bit of honey.
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2018
I am sure the original would be wonderful too but I modified for what I had available. I used rice vinegar sesame oil instead of the canola oil and sherry vinegar and I added a tsp of siracha for a little kick. I omitted the extra salt as soy sauce is salty enough.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2018
very good marinade!
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2018
Delicious! My new favorite way to have tofu!
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2018
This was great!
Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2016
Even with the low sodium soy sauce I found this too salty for my taste. The texture was great though and it worked under the broiler instead of on the grill. I may try it again with less soy sauce eliminating the added salt or maybe adding a bit of honey.
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2016
Perfect Grilled Tofu Haiku: "Halved the recipe didn't boil and use 'sauce'. Just marinated." I followed half the recipe's ingredients for 1 block of well-drained tofu marinated it for 4 hrs. and slapped on ye olde George Foreman for lunch. Tasty!
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2016
It was delicioso!
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
I love this recipe. I added 1 tablespoon of dales for an extra kick and it seemed to work out well.
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
Delicious!