Grilled tofu with sriracha peanut sauce

10474457_10152608650821643_3209583871508085380_nThis is such an easy dish to make and tastes amazingly delicious. A perfect snack/dinner idea when you are tired after a long day or just don’t want to spend long time in kitchen but still don’t want to compromise on flavors. You can marinate grilled tofu to get lots of flavors in this recipe but it is not required. My husband and I enjoy this dish as an appetizer or with boiled rice. I usually cook some veggies with tofu prior adding the sauce, and there you have a complete healthy meal.

This time I decided to make it on a super-bowl night. I didn’t want to end up eating tons of junk food. This is very healthy and yummy snack and quite filling.

Ingredients:

1 pack of extra firm tofu

1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce ingredients:

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp smooth natural peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp sriracha rooster sauce (adjust more or less to taste)

top it off with feta cheese crumbs (optional)

Method:

Even though you get extra firm tofu, you still have to drain it well to get the nice firm texture. To drain tofu, put tofu pieces between a double layer of paper towels and press down with something heavy. I usually put a plate on top of it and few canned goods. You might have to do this several times to get all the water out. After all the water is drained, chop tofu into cubes.

In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, peanut butter, chopped garlic, water and then add sriracha sauce little at a time after tasting the spiciness.

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Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Drop in those cubed tofu pieces and grill all sides. Keep tossing in the middle to get all sides grilled well, it should be crispy on the outside and soft inside. I used my master clad pans to grilled the tofu, so I didn’t have to use any oil.

After tofu is grilled well on all sides, turn the heat low and add the sauce to the grilled tofu. Keep stirring and just cool until the sauce thickens slightly to coat tofu. If you cook it for too long the sauce will separate and will start sticking to the pan. Remove pan from the heat and transfer tofu pieces to a plate. It is ready to be served after you top it off with feta cheese.

P.S. If you want to serve it for dinner, I would cook chopped onion, green bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, green beans on the side with tofu prior adding the sauce. It makes a complete meal for dinner.

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