I feel like I haven’t been getting nearly enough protein lately. I eat primarily beans, nuts and yogurt with the occasional tempeh but recently I’ve been ravenous after my meals. Meat analogs aren’t really my thing but I decided to give tofu another try. I usually cook it in a masala or crumbled it into ricotta form. Searing and dousing in BBQ sauce isn’t so bad either.
This is an amazingly easy recipe, especially if the BBQ sauce is already made. You can also broil or grill the tofu. The longer the tofu sits in any sauce/marinade, the more flavorful it will taste!
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 6 oz tofu, pressed
- 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce (I use Annie’s Original. I recommend Smitten Kitchen‘s recipe for homemade)
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and the garlic.
- When the garlic begins to sizzle, add the tofu in an even layer. Sear each side for 3-4 minutes, until golden and slightly crispy.
- Remove from heat and stir in the BBQ sauce until the tofu is completely coated. Serve with a hearty grain and veggie, if preferred.