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Jerk BBQ Tofu
from: Marg - Ontario, Canada

Marinade time - 1-4 hrs
Cooking time 5 to 7 minutes

  • 1 lb+ Tofu in water (not vacuum -packed)
  • Jerk sauce - very spicy - use as much as you can stand (I use commercial brand from Bruno's in Canada)
  • Tamari sauce
  • Mushrooms (large, such as portabellos or shiitakes, preferably both)
  • Marinade for mushrooms (either commercial brand or use balsamic vinegar and olive oil)
1. Remove tofu from container. Drain and pat dry.

2. Cut tofu in 1/2" thick slices - the brand I use comes in 2" wide by 4" long blocks.

3. Place slices on large flat plate.
Pour jerk sauce until covered - make sure underside of tofu is covered.
Pour a small amount of tamari (very salty so a little goes a long way) over the tofu.

4. Marinate 1 hr to 4 hours - the longer it marinates, the more intense the flavour.

5. Clean mushrooms - remove tip of portabello stems and all of shiitake stems.
Slice portabellos in half (or thirds, depending on size - at least 1/2" to 1" thick).
Do not slice shiitakes unless extremely large.

6. Marinate mushrooms for about 1 hour - I prefer balsamic vinegar/olive oil and a bit of tamari.

7. BBQ about 5 to 7 minutes (until cooked but not burned).
Use indoor or outdoor grill.

8. Can be eaten with rice or in a sandwich (crusty bread).

The combination of jerk sauce and tofu work very well together, as well as the balsamic vinegar and olive oil with the mushrooms.
Some of my carnivorous friends love this recipe and have discovered that going veggie (vegan) is not so bad after all!