Saturday, April 5, 2008

Grilled Citrus Tofu and Pineapple

Spring is coming to the frozen north! Today was sunny and warm and the snow and ice was melting away like mad. All the snow is now gone from the back porch, so BBQ was the only way to go for tonight's meal. If you have not had grilled pineapple you must try it. I am not the biggest pineapple fan, but this was fantastic. Grilling really brings out the pineapple's sweetness. And, inspired by the Happy Herbivore's quest to "put the veg back in vegan," I supplemented the tofu and pineapple with steamed carrots, kale, corn, roasted red potatoes, and mesclun salad with tomatoes and cucumbers.


INGREDIENTS
- 1 pkg firm tofu, pressed and cut into 8 pieces
- 1/2 can frozen orange juice, thawed
- juice 1/2 lemon
- juice 1 lime
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt and pepper

METHOD
1. Mix together juices, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper. Marinate tofu slices for an hour or so.
2. Grill on a lightly oiled BBQ over med-hi heat, basting with marinade, for 10-15 mins.

Grilled Pineapple: Brush fresh pineapple slices with some of the marinade and grill for about 10 mins. Make sure pineapple browns but does not burn.

14 comments:

Binx said...

I love pineapple, but I haven't tried it grilled! Can't wait to try this-- it looks delicious.

magpie said...

I love grilled pineapple. Will have to try this - I might add grilled peaches, too.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am so glad that the sunshine has come to your area. BBQ would be my way to go too after the long winter months. We love grilled pineapple. It rocks!!! Love your grill marks on your tofu. :o)

Alice (in Veganland) said...

As usual, your food looks amazing. Now I need to go grill a pineapple!

Cravin' Veggies said...

Oooh! I love grilled pineapple!! I cannot wait to BBQ! I want me some veggie kebobs!

Happy Herbivore! said...

Ugh. yum. this looks so awesome... and who doesn't love pineapple at dinner? MMM! p.s. way to put the veg back in vegan!!

aTxVegn said...

Nice grill marks! How did the bake sale go?

Vegan Dad said...

The bake sale is not until June, but I thought I would start trying out potential recipes now.

josh said...

"mescaline" -- i always think the same thing when i am buying it at the store.

Marni said...

We tried this out today. Delish! Thanks for the inspiration.

Danielle said...

This looks great! I've been looking for tips on grilling tofu for a few days, and can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks.

Referencegirl said...

My friends love this stuff and demand it every time we do a cookout. I just dump everything into a gallon ziplock - makes marinating, transport, and cleanup much easier.

Referencegirl said...

My friends love this stuff and demand it every time we do a cookout. I just dump everything into a gallon ziplock - makes marinating, transport, and cleanup much easier.

Maura said...

Does "...can frozen orange juice..." mean a 12 oz. can of frozen orange juice concentrate or something else?