Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Easy Southern Tofu

This is a quick and simple version of my Memphis BBQ Tofu recipe. I have really been slacking off on the winter BBQing this year, and I am pretty sure I am out of propane. I guess I am getting old and timid because in years past I have had no problem shovelling a path to the BBQ to grill up tasty food and dream of summer. The meal started with Peter Reinhart's corn bread (recipe coming in my next post) and I felt I needed some southern flavours to go with it. I had bought some collard greens earlier in the week so I cooked whipped up this recipe (but cooked them for about an hour). And, I made this tofu.


Dry Rub
- 4 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- cayenne pepper to taste

- 1 pkg extra firm tofu, cut into 8 slices
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/3 cup Jack Daniels
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- dash of hot sauce

1. Combine rub ingredients. Roll each tofu slice in rub until coated. Set aside.
2. Heat oil on med to med hi in a large frying pan. Fry tofu for a few mins on each side, until nicely browned. Add more oil, if needed. Remove from pan.
3. Add Jack Daniels to pan and let reduce a bit. Add remaining ingredient and mix well. Bring to bubbling and let thicken. Add tofu and turn to coat. Serve.


Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Looks good, Vegan Dad. I'll let you know how it goes over in Texas ;)

saveyrgeneration said...

this sounds delicious. unfortunately, the broke college student in me will have to sub Seagram's for Daniel's.

Oraphan said...

Oh, that looks absolutely yummy!!! It sounds like my kind of food, I can hear it shouting my name. Thank you for the super easy recipe, Vegan Dad!

Jeannette said...

mmmmmmmmm southern style tofu and cornbread.. I am a happy lady :)
Thanks Vegan Dad-- I look forward to the cornbread post since I have been wanting some for a while now :)

Virginie Péan said...

With Jack Daniels? An extra idea to flavor tofu!

Bianca said...

Now you're talkin' my language! As a Memphian, I will say that your sauce sounds very much like the traditional sauce down here. The key is vinegar, a touch of ground mustard, and some sweetness. You've got all that. And the booze certainly doesn't hurt.

phdelicious said...

I look forward to trying this-- I have all these things in my pantry, and it looks delicious.

Gosia said...

Thanks for the recipe! I made it tonight and it was a huge hit with my family. Didn't have Jack and used Bushmills instead. I did have a bit a trouble frying tofu, the rub tended to burn before tofu had a chance to brown. Maybe next time I'll turn it into a marinade or rub the tofu after initial frying? It was super delish none the less.

Christina said...

I just want to say that I truly love your blog. I need all the inspiration that I can get. Both of my daughters are Vegan and sometimes I am just at a loss what to cook. I have been cooking the meat and potatoes way for a long time. Change is hard.

Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Søren said...

Just made this tonight and had it with colcannon (mashed potatoes with kale) - YUM! Thanks for a great blog, VeganDad.

Ashlie said...

I found your blog originally because some other blog referenced the Memphis BBQ Tofu. I don't have a grill and was intimidated by the rub so I never made it. But that's going to change tonight! Besides, I needed an excuse to buy a new bottle of Jack.

fbfcn said...

Wow!! Does that look good

jenn said...

my son is going to LOVE this. i bet he won't miss our bbq chicken with yumminess like this coming his way :) thanks

David said...

I threw this on the grill last night - best bbq tofu I've ever had - seriously! The rub is perfect - so perfect that I'm using it again tonight with another dish!

Molly said...

This was awesome. For lunch today I cut up the leftovers and had a Sloppy Joe, which was amazing. Thanks for a great blog! :)

The Food Addicts said...

Sounds great and healthy we love tofu and bbq sauce.