Saturday, May 9, 2009

Maple Balsamic BBQ Tofu

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and my thoughts have turned to the BBQ. I usually BBQ right through the winter, but there was no much snow this winter that I just did not feel like shovelling a path out to the grill. But, now that the porch is snow-free, it's time to BBQ again! This is a very simple dish, and the kids just love it.

- 1 pkg extra firm tofu, cut into 8 slices
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Whisk together all ingredients (except tofu, of course) in a bowl. Place tofu in a baking dish and pour half of the marinade over it, turning to coat. Let marinate for 30 mins, if you have the time, turning once.
2. Heat grill to med-hi. Place remaining marinade in a small saucepan and bring to bubbling over medium heat. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 mins, until reduced and syrupy.
3. While marinade is reducing, grill the tofu, 3-4 mins per side, then rotating 90 degrees and grilling 3-4 per side again. Baste tofu with marinade with each turn.
4. Gently toss tofu in reduced marinade and serve.


nora said...

wowza! i've seen maple-balsamic flavored things, and maple-barbecue sauce, but i've never seen all three tastes together! YUMMM i wish you were my vegan dad. haahah

Mary said...

That looks delicious! I don't have a grill (or a yard, or a porch, for that matter); I wonder if these would work in the oven on broil?

Oraphan said...

I love it! I love it! It sounds so easy and yummy. =D

The Voracious Vegan said...

Wow, what gorgeous grilled pieces of tofu! That recipe looks simple and delicious, thanks for sharing.

Katy Rose said...

This looks delicious. I can't wait to try it!

Courtney said...

this looks so yummy

Macie said...

Nice! Those grill marks are gorgeous!

Allana said...

What an amazing and simple recipe! Tried it last night, and WOW! The combination of balsamic and maple were perfect for grilling tofu.I cooked mine on a stove top griddle, and it worked just fine! Thanks for sharing; this is a keeper!

c8ic8 said...

I've been eying many of the recipes on this blog for a while, but this was the first I actually tried. My hubby and I live in Texas and just purchased our first bbq to avoid heating up the kitchen. We LOVED this recipe! Such terrific flavor! It also worked splendidly as leftovers.

Next up: Memphic BBQ Tofu!

Marja said...

Hello! I made a sauce inspired by yours, blogged about it, and added a link to your blog. Everything you make is so beautiful! I am definitely a fan.

Here is the blog entry about the sauce.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

So simple to make yet so tasty. The combo of balasamic and maple was terrific. I made mine on a countertop electric grill and served with your dijon dill potatoes and steamed broccoli.