Sunday, August 17, 2008

Smoked Tofu

I tried my hand at smoked tofu once before, but the results weren't as good as I would have liked. This time I changed the method to allow for a longer smoking time and a better flavour.

- 1 pkg firm tofu, cut into 8 slices
- 3 tbsp HP or A1 steak sauce
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- few drops sesame oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp water
- 4 cups (or so) smoking wood chips
1. Soak wood chips in water for 30 mins. While chips are smoking, mix ingredients together and marinate tofu.
2. Drain wood chips and wrap in a rectangular foil package. Poke a bunch of holes in the top with a knife. Go crazy--you want that smoke to get out of the package. Remove the grill from one half of the BBQ and place foil package on the coals. Replace grill and light BBQ on the side with the foil package and heat on high until package begins to smoke. Reduce heat to med-lo.
3. Place tofu on the unlit side of the BBQ as far from the heat as possible. Close lid and cook/smoke for about 40 mins, turning the tofu once halfway through. Tofu should be a nice golden brown when done.
4. Serve with a nice BBQ sauce.