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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 pieces
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 11.8g 24% DV; carbohydrates 4.9g 2% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 880mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
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. Read More
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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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
I made this recipe and I loved it I only added a few things not because it needed it because I cannot help it wink Before marinating the tofu I added agave syrup about a tablespoon just to balance it out with a little sweet. you do not need to add salt because the soy sauce works just fine I use Braggs Amino Acid (much lower in sodium) While I was cooking I brushed a little truffle oil on top and then when I slipped it I brushed it on the other side again real thin nothing major for the sauce afterwards I added lime juice because I thought it was a nice little addition to the marinade for dipping or to pour on top are use the stove top iron grill that I got super cheap at the kitchen store works fabulous Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2018
very good marinade! Read More
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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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2016
It was delicioso! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2020
I enjoyed the flavors. I used Thyme, and extra firm tofu. I grilled it over charcoal, along with vegetables. I will use this marinade again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2019
100% my favorite tofu so far! This was my first go at grilling tofu since going vegan 4 months ago, and it was amazing. I replaced the soy sauce with liquid aminos but everything else stayed the same. Did quick marinade for 45 mins. Pressing your tofu is key! This will become a staple, I already know it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
Prepared the recipe per instructions and it was wonderful and quite tasty. Read More