Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tofo Snackers (Vegan)

I have a hard time finding new snack foods that keep me full, taste good, and are healthy. Of course, almonds and veggies are always a good choice, but I'm always on the lookout for new ideas.

Tofu Snackers

I don't cook with tofu that often, but it's a nice change every once and a while. 
This recipe is from Peas and Thank You.

Ingredients

1 15oz block of tofu (drained and pressed- directions to follow)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 onion powder
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tsb water
1 tsb ketchip
1/4 ts dry mustard
1 ts lemon juice
1 ts liquid smoke (you can find in most grocery stores next to the bbq sauce)
1 tbs brown sugar

Directions

Press Tofu- if you have a tofu press, great- use it. If you are like me and you don't have a tofu press then you get to make your own!
First- find two medium or large trays or cutting board and two clean kitchen towels. Cover one of the cutting boards with one of the kitchen towels. 
Carefully slice the tofu into pieces that are about 2x3 inches and 1/3 of an inch thick or so.
Place the tofu pieces in a single layer on the covered cutting board. Cover them with the second towel and then place the other board on the top- got it?
Next- put them in the fridge and place something heavy on top of them- like beer...

Let them sit in the "press" for several hours or overnight. You want to get as much liquid as you can out of them so they will soak more of the marinade up.

Mix all of the other ingredients together
Remove the tofu from the fridge and transfer it into a large bowl or baking dish. Pour the marinade over the tofu and let marinate for several hours or overnight.
Preheat the broiler.
Place the tofu on a greased baking sheet. Broil for 5-6 minutes, carefully flip, and broil for another 5-6 minutes.
Serve with dipping sauce of your choice: bbq, ketchup, teriyaki, sriracha, peanut, cheese, ginger, or no sauce at all!


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