Flavorful tofu, perfect for summer grilling. This is my absolute favorite way to eat tofu. The marinade is delicious and extremely flavorful. Serve with grilled vegetables or in a tortilla.
- 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and black pepper to taste
Place the block of tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top (a container filled with water works well). Press the tofu for 20 to 30 minutes, then drain off and discard the accumulated liquid. Slice the tofu lengthwise into 4 thick slabs or cut into cubes and thread on skewers. Place tofu pieces or skewers on a plate.
Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Brush the tofu with the marinade. Cover the plate with plastic wrap, and marinate tofu in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Grill the tofu until almost blackened in spots, brushing occasionally with the marinade, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Prep time: 25 mins / Cooking time: 10 mins / Total time: 2 hrs 35 mins
Serving: 4 / Yield: 4 servings