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If you’re looking for a delicious vegan meal that is packed with flavor and full of nutritious ingredients, then look no further than Grilled Marinated Tofu Steak! This light yet hearty dish uses just seven simple ingredients to create an epicurean experience that will tantalize your taste buds. Plus, it’s easy to make so you can whip up a tasty dinner in no time flat. From the sweet-tangy marinade to the perfectly grilled tofu steak – this recipe promises to please even the pickiest of eaters. Keep reading to discover how easy it is to transform plain old slabs of tofu into savory culinary delights!
Grilled Marinated Tofu Steak: Sweet, Tangy, and Smokey!
As a vegan, I’m always on the lookout for new plant-based dishes to add some color (and taste!) to my meals. That’s why I was thrilled when I discovered grilled marinated tofu steak. Not only is it bursting with flavor from the marinade, but it also has a satisfying texture that makes it the perfect alternative to meat. It’s easy to prepare and can be enjoyed on its own as a main course or added as a protein-packed addition to salads or stir-fries. Trust me, even my carnivorous friends can’t resist this tofu steak!
Are you ready to grill up a delicious marinated tofu steak? Before you get started, let’s talk about some ingredient tips to take your dish to the next level.
First up, let’s talk about extra firm tofu. This type of tofu is perfect for grilling because it holds its shape and doesn’t fall apart. When buying tofu, make sure to look for an extra firm in the label, then drain and squeeze out any excess water before marinating.
Our marinade starts with a tangy combination of lime juice and apple cider vinegar. Lime juice adds a bright and fresh flavor, while apple cider vinegar adds a slightly sweet and acidic component. Combine these two ingredients in a bowl and set it aside.
Next, we need to add some sweetness to the marinade. Maple syrup acts as a natural sweetener that balances the tartness of the lime juice and vinegar. Add the maple syrup to the bowl and whisk the ingredients together. For our savory component, we’ll be using low-sodium soy sauce. Soy sauce adds a rich umami flavor that complements the sweetness and tanginess of the marinade. Don’t forget to use low-sodium soy sauce to control the saltiness of the dish.
To bring all the flavors together, we’ll add minced garlic and sesame oil to the marinade. Garlic adds a pungent and earthy flavor, while sesame oil gives a nutty and fragrant aroma. Mix everything together until well combined.
There you have it, folks! Some ingredient tips to elevate your grilled marinated tofu steak. Who said tofu can’t be flavorful and delicious? Give it a try and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Happy grilling!
Grilled Marinated Tofu Steak
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Grilled Marinated Tofu Steak
Let's gather the ingredients!
- 1 block extra firm tofu drained and pressed
- ¼ cup lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp black pepper
- In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and black pepper, mix well, and set aside.
- Slice the tofu into ¾-inch strips and place in an airtight container or large freezer bag. Pour the marinade over the tofu, seal the container, and allow it to marinate in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes or overnight.
- Heat a non-stick grill pan over medium-high heat, add the tofu slices, and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until the tofu has browned and charred a bit.
- Remove from the pan, brush with a bit of the leftover marinade. Serve immediately.
- Enjoy with family and friends!
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All in all, making delicious and vegan-friendly dishes doesn’t have to be a challenge! With this Grilled Marinated Tofu Steak recipe, you can easily make a mouthwatering meal that everyone will enjoy. Whether you serve as a main or add it to salads, tacos, or sandwiches, there is no wrong way to enjoy this savory steak. Plus, the marinating process packs so much flavor and nutrition into every bite of tofu! Keep trying out new recipes if you’re looking to expand your palate or ditch animal products for good; the journey of plant-based eating is worth taking. So what are you waiting for? Grab some tofu and try this recipe today – let us know what you think!
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