Broiled Tofu


What is the best way to prepare tofu?  I have only dabbled in having it in a few dishes but always feel like it’s this mushy weird thing mixed into my food.  (Note, I’m not vegetarian nor vegan but am dabbling.)

I would love suggestions!

What a great question! My favorite way is to broil it. This recipe is from Veganomicon.

  • 1 block of tofu, drained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (or juice from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • a spray of olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Cut tofu width-wise into four equal slices then cut those slices in half also width-wise so that there are eight. Then slice those pieces into triangles.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Spray a pan with spritz of olive oil.
  4. Dip each piece of tofu in liquid and cook for 10 minutes. When tofu is lightly browned, cover tofu with spoonfuls of liquid. Cook for another 3 minutes.

The tofu comes out tasty and succulent which, in my opinion, is nearly impossible. I don’t really care for tofu (I’d rather eat seitan or tempeh) but this is a great way to have a healthy cutlet with flavor and a great texture.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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