in which i eat a carton of tofu by my lonesome.

2 Oct

There’s not a lot to say about BBQ tofu that hasn’t been said.  Delicious.  Easy.  Deleasy– ok, no one says that.  It’s a portmanteau of delicious and easy that I just made up.   My deepest apologies.

Keeping it brief, my bullet points from this meal…

– Everyone suggests marinating tofu before cooking, but I completely disagree.  I prefer browning the tofu first and adding the marinade to the pan.  Cooking it all together on med-med hi heat until the liquids have all cooked down.  The sauce perfectly coats the tofu, and I didn’t need to plan any of it in advance (BONUS!).

– Tofu Xpress is magic.  I was way skeptical.  I mean, I know how to press tofu.  But, I cannot argue with the results.  I don’t think I’ve ever been able to cook tofu on cast iron without some of it getting stuck.  And, dang, it comes out so firm.

– Rough Rider BBQ sauce from Vegan Diner is so good.  Stop buying it and start making this recipe.  NOW.


22 Responses to “in which i eat a carton of tofu by my lonesome.”

  1. Scissors 10.02.2011 at 6:45 PM #

    I have to agree. Frying than simmering is the best!

  2. Scissors 10.02.2011 at 6:47 PM #

    OOh! And where is the BBQ sauce recipe?

    • corrinadarling 10.03.2011 at 6:21 AM #

      the bbq sauce is from the cookbook vegan diner by julie hasson. it’s not really mine to post, but i highly recommend at least getting her book from the library because that is one of many tasty recipes i’ve tried from it.

  3. Ruthie 10.02.2011 at 6:48 PM #

    YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM Deleasy! The only type of food I eat.

  4. Mo 10.02.2011 at 6:55 PM #

    That tofu stopped me in my tracks. I, too, hate to marinate. I really love to sear tofu and top it with this awesome teriyaki sauce. It’s so good. I need to try that Rough Rider sauce already.

  5. Megan 10.02.2011 at 7:44 PM #

    I just got Vegan Diner from Amazon! I’ve heard nothing but good things so far.

    • corrinadarling 10.03.2011 at 6:19 AM #

      i haven’t made any entrees yet, but all the little bits and bobs i’ve made have been so good i’m excited for when i get a chance.

  6. mollyjade 10.02.2011 at 8:39 PM #

    This appeals to my lazy self. It looks so good!

  7. Elisabeth @CzechVegan 10.02.2011 at 8:49 PM #


  8. Ashlae 10.02.2011 at 8:52 PM #

    I’ve been wanting to get a Tofu Xpress, but I don’t have room in my kitchen for another gadget. Especially a gadget that only functions to press the water out of tofu. But gah, I need it. I need it bad.

    • corrinadarling 10.03.2011 at 6:04 AM #

      yes, i wasn’t really feeling the price tag for something i can do for free, but i got it as a gift. it truly does do a better job than i would, though. impressed.

  9. Erin 10.02.2011 at 8:58 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to make that barbecue sauce for the longest time, thanks for the reminder!

  10. B_A_D (@B_A_D) 10.02.2011 at 11:31 PM #

    This looks amazing!!!

  11. Jojo 10.03.2011 at 6:21 AM #

    Awesome! I’ll definitely be making this soon.

  12. cakenstein 10.03.2011 at 9:41 AM #

    Yes! I’m all for browning first!

  13. Brittany 10.03.2011 at 5:12 PM #

    dear sweet lord these look so good.

  14. Emily 10.03.2011 at 11:40 PM #

    Now I will start incorporating “deleasy” into my everyday speech. People may look at me funny, but I will tell them it’s all the rage on the internet. That should shut them up.

    More seriously: whoa that tofu looks lip-smackin’ good!

  15. Aleksandra Gieryk 10.04.2011 at 1:31 PM #

    Everyone always has nothing but praise for the TofuXpress, and I always talk myself out of buying it because the price is a little high for me, but I think I would totally love it. I need to have it. SOOOOON!!

    And ditto about the cast iron.

  16. Stephanie 10.06.2011 at 3:00 PM #

    I can’t believe this has been missing in my life for so long. made this for a quick lunch today and it was amazing! thank you for this simple, easy way to cook tofu. i think my boyfriend might even eat it!

    • corrinadarling 10.06.2011 at 9:14 PM #

      yay, that’s so exciting! it’s pretty much the only way my husband will eat straight tofu.

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