Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Grilled Marinated Tofu



Delicious Spicy recipe for Grilled Marinated Tofu

Yesterday, I found out that school here starts on August 1st, due to the expansion of Spring break. As much as I am happy that kids are getting one extra week over Spring break, I am that much sad because the summer break is shortened. 
They are just starting to have fun when they will be soon waking up early in the morning carrying heavy backpacks...I don't even know how my oldest one can carry that heavy backpack-seriously that weighed a tone last school year, plus his saxophone. I always feel sorry for his shoulders and back. 
This year I will have 7th, 4th and 1st graders, and I can't believe that my girl will be done with Elementary this school year-- it feels like yesterday when she started with Kindergarten. If you have a child just now starting with Elementary, please cherish every single moment while they are there; go and join them for lunch, help them with homework and lock those memories forever because they do grow up so fast. Ok! I am bit on emotional side, always have been that way but I know that every parent that have kids out of Elementary school feels the same way, and yes those are precious moments even when I shed the crocodile tears while watching them enter every school year. 




Easy homemade recipe for Grilled Marinated Tofu

Today recipe is as simple as you can read in the title. The key is in the marinade and after it's grilled the taste and aroma is just perfect balance of very satisfying, delicious and I must say easy side dish. 
I loved the spiciness of the marinade, but it is always optional to use and how much you add to satisfy your taste buds. I love spicy, but I know it's not everybody's cup of tea so you can always adjust. 

Grilled Marinated Tofu 
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 Pk of Firm Organic Tofu, cut into thick slices
Marinade:
  • 1 Tablespoon Gochujang (or 1/2 tablespoon red hot chili pepper)(reduce for less spicy)
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice vinegar 
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil 
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce, low sodium {lite}
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
Garnish:
  • Scallions 
  • Sesame seeds
  • and optional drizzle bit of marinade over it. 
Directions:
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and place it in the wide long container.
  2. Cut the tofu in thicker but equal slices and place in the marinade for 15-20 minutes; you can keep it covered in the fridge. 
  3. Preheat your grill, either in the house or outside grill. 
  4. Take out tofu carefully out of the marinade and pat dry with kitchen paper towel each tofu slice and put it on the preheated grill.
  5. Grill for minute or two on each side. 
  6. You can reserve the marinade for the dip of few drizzles over the tofu when it's served. 
  7. You can serve it with a simple salad. 
Note*
  • You can cut in equal cubes and put it on skewers before you grill them.
  • You can saute the tofu and serve over rice. 
  • If you don't like too spicy use less gochujang in the marinade-reduce to 1 teaspoon.
  • If you do not use sugar at all in your diet, try replacing it with natural agave nectar, pure maple or honey-The sweetness balance the flavor of heat. 
  • If you are not going to use Gochujang, and only hot chili pepper flakes/powder then increase the soy sauce by 1 Tablespoon (3 TBS. all together). 
  • You can also use instead of the soy sauce teriyaki sauce or oyster sauce since they are high on sodium. 
  • SODIUM LEVEL OF YOUR FOOD {PDF} CHART click here 


Summer recipe for Spicy Grilled Marinated Tofu

I wish you an amazing mid week!

Your friend,
I wish you an amazing week ahead!

your friend,

Sandra
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