Introduction: Smoked Tofu
Veggie dogs and black bean burgers can get old, but smoked tofu is a nice alternative for non-meat eaters (carnivores will probably also enjoy it though). It's also a great source of protein, and a nice addition to salads or other dishes!
Step 1: You'll Need. . .
- - a large baking pan
- - a rack that fits over the pan
- - 9 oz wood chips
- - a large bowl
- - 2 clean dish towels
- - 2 sheet pans
- - some cans
- - 2 blocks of extra firm tofu
- - 6 tablespoons steak sauce or barbeque sauce
- - 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- - 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- - 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- - 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- - 4 tablespoons mustard
- - 4 tablespoons water
- - 2 tablespoons honey
- - juice of half a lime
Step 2: Prep Work
- Place a towel on one of the sheet pans and place the tofu on it
- Top with the second towel and sheet pan
- Weight down with cans. Let sit for at least 15 minutes
Step 3: While You Wait. . .
- Mix up the marinade by combining all the liquid items
- Place the wood chips in the pan
- Pour 2 cups of water over chips and put the rack over the chips
Step 4: Get Ready to Smoke
- Remove the weight, pan, and towel from the tofu and slice each block into 8 pieces
- Place them in the marinade and let sit for at least 30 minutes
- Preheat oven to 280 degrees F
- Put the slices of marinated tofu on the rack in an even layer
- Cover with several layers of foil
- Pop the whole thing in the oven for 45 minutes
- Remove the foil and raise the temperature to 375 degrees for 15 minutes
- Flip and roast an additional 20 minutes
- To finish it off, place under the broiler for 5 minutes - flip and broil for another 5
Step 5: Serve It Up!
To make the dressing, blend the following:
- - 6 chipotle peppers (canned, with adobo)
- - 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- - 1 tablespoon mustard
- - 1/4 cup honey
- - 1/2 teaspoon salt
- - juice and zest of half a lime
- - half teaspoon dried oregano
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