Barbecued tofu with Hoisin sauce

Green Monday SA
4 servings Preparation: 20 mins, Cooking: 15 mins By Food24
Tap for method
Tap for method

Ingredients (13)

tofu
450 g tofu — extra-firm
spring onions — chopped
hoisin sauce
115 ml soy sauce — reduced-sodium
115 g sweet potatoes — mashed
60 ml black bean sauce — with garlic
2-3 Tbs molasses
1-3 Tbs sugar — dark brown
2 tsp vinegar — red wine
2 tsp sesame oil — toasted
1 tsp chilli paste
1-2 tsp water
Tap for ingredients
Tap for ingredients

Method:

Press the tofu:
To drain the tofu, place the tofu on a deep-sided plate or in a shallow bowl. Top with a second plate and weight with a heavy can.
Let the tofu stand for a minimum of 15 minutes (preferably one hour).
While the tofu is draining, prepare the hoisin sauce by placing all the ingredients (except the water) into a food processor and blending until smooth.
If needed, thin the sauce with small amounts of water, to reach desired consistency.

Marinate the tofu:
Drain off the excess water, and slice the tofu lengthwise into 6 slices (about 1/2 inch thick). Then cut in half crosswise, for a total of 12 pieces. Transfer to a shallow dish large enough to hold the tofu slices in a single layer. Brush the tops with half the hoisin sauce. Turn and brush the bottom halves with the remaining sauce. Cover and marinate the tofu at room temperature for 1 hour (or overnight in the refrigerator).

Grill the tofu:
Prepare a medium-hot charcoal or gas grill, or preheat the oven to grill. Position an oiled grill rack or oven rack 15cm from the heat source. If grilling, lightly oil a large baking sheet and set aside.
Grill the tofu slices until nicely browned (3 to 4 minutes per side). Transfer the slices to a serving plate and sprinkle with the scallion greens (if using) and serve warm or at room temperature, with additional hoisin sauce drizzled over the top.

Tips:
For a sweeter version, add additional molasses or brown sugar.
For a milder version, use less chili paste, or omit altogether.
You can also use prepared hoisin sauce in a jar from the grocery store.
You can also cook the tofu on the stove top, using a nonstick stove top grilling pan with grids over medium-high heat.

Reprinted with permission of”Chinese Vegan Kitchen” by Donna Klein

Pledge to eat at green at Green Monday SA.

To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.

Related Recipes

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Food24 Team Loves

Newsletter

Get weekly access to our best recipes, tips and tricks

Sign Up

Login to your account below

Fill the forms below to register

Subscribe to Newsletter

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.