This simple recipe for Pineapple BBQ Tofu does not require a grill, but the use of your broiler. It is a great dish that can be made year round.
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It is not a secret that I am a pretty big fan of tofu. We eat tofu typically at least once a week at our house.
I am always trying to reinvent our recipes to spice things up in our little tofu world. Today I am sharing one of my recent favorites: Pineapple BBQ Tofu.
This recipe is extremely easy and tastes wonderful!
This dish pairs the flavors of sweet, yet sour pineapple with some tangy BBQ sauce. It is the ultimate combination!
I marinated mine for 2 hours.
All about that broiler!
Then I broiled my tofu. This is a very easy way to prepare your tofu. Think of our broiler as an up-side down grill.
Makes sense right? You are exposing your food item directly to a high amount of heat, but from the top. Instead of heat from the bottom like a traditional grill.
My broiler is gas, but some stoves are electric. I’ve used my mom’s electric broiler and it seems to run a bit hotter. Use caution when using your broiler, be sure to read the safety instructions your stove came with.
Don’t have those instructions? You can always google it! My broiler just has an on/off setting. I can’t control the level of heat.
I love that my broiler can get the job done in 5-10 minutes! Just keep an eye on it because it can go from done to burnt…quickly!
Press that tofu!
Let’s back up a bit and talk more about pressing your tofu. I never used to understand the importance of pressing your tofu before you cook it.
By pressing the tofu you get rid of extra moisture, which allows your tofu to cook better and it also tastes better. I use the EZ Tofu Press each and every time I make tofu! If you love tofu, you need one!
Still wondering? Here are a few more reasons, why I love it!
- EZ Tofu Press can press virtually all sizes of firm and extra firm tofu.
- Pressing can be achieved in 15 minutes or less.
- You can prep food and marinade while turning the knobs every 2 minutes over a 10-15 minute time frame.
- Presses substantially faster than spring based tofu presses. Easy to clean- small, compact, dishwasher safe, and fewer parts to break.
- Saves on paper or cloth towels!
Now let’s get back to our yummy Pineapple BBQ Tofu recipe! I bet you are getting hungry!
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Using your EZ Tofu Press, press the tofu for 15 minutes.
Cut tofu into long skinny planks (as shown in pictures)
Using a food processor, blend BBQ sauce, olive oil and fresh pineapple.
Marinate tofu planks in BBQ sauce mixture for 2 hours.
Place planks on a lipped baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes, fiipping sides after 5 minutes.
Garnish with diced green onions and more fresh pineapple, if desired.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to snap a picture and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #VegetarianMamma! I love seeing our recipes being recreated!
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Benefits of Tofu – Read about the health benefits of adding tofu into your meal plan.
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Tips for Grilling Tofu – Bonus! One more amazing way to cook tofu that’s perfect for warm weather.
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to eat tofu! Oh and we just updated the pictures for this recipe. Check out the difference below!