Jerk tofu

This is probably one of the most flavorful tofu marinades I’ve discovered–the tofu really soaks up the flavor. I merged a few recipes…one here on Meatless Monday and  a moosewood recipe

Ingredients (I halved the original recipe the first few times I made this to make 2 decent sized portions). that’s what’s below.

  • 1 cake of baked tofu
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 T ginger
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 1/2 T maple syrup or honey
  • 1 t allspice
  • 1 nutmeg
  • 1 t cloves
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • lime zest

♠ Equipment: food processor

The method:

  1. Place all of the ingredients except the tofu into a food processor. Grind into a paste.
  2. Scrape paste into a gallon sized ziploc bag.
  3. Chop tofu into small pieces–2″ cubes.
  4. Put tofu into ziploc. Seal and shake up
  5. Refrigerate tofu in bag for a few hours–min 2 hours. overnight probably would be even better.
  6. When it’s marinaded sufficiently, drizzle a little olive oil into a large skillet. heat. add tofu and marinade. cook until brown on all sides. (you can bake per other recipes, too).
  7. enjoy. I paired this with a mango salsa.

About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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