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Sweet & Savory Smokey Tofu
10 mins
Servings: 4
  • 1 package of firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  1. Freeze tofu over night in original unopened package.
  2. Remove tofu from freezer and defrost by running hot water on package.
  3. Press the water out of the tofu by squeezing gently with your hands. This will allow for the flavors to be absorbed more easily.
  4. When pressed, cut the tofu into 8 triangular pieces about 1/2 inch thick, and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, combine the sesame seed oil, maple syrup, orange juice, soy sauce, lime juice and black pepper and stir.
  6. Soak the tofu pieces in the marinade for at least an hour. For best results, soak overnight in the fridge.
  7. After soaked, heat up a pan (doesn’t necessarily have to be a grilling pan) with vegetable oil.
  8. Cook the tofu pieces for about 5-6 minutes on each side. Make sure the tofu has a blackened color.
  9. Remove and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Enjoy with vegetables & your favorite grain!