blackened tofu

20 Sep

7085699581_411e1ee626This recipe comes from Christina, one of our food service supervisors at one of our schools. She is a passionate lover of good food, nutrition education, and childhood wellness.

She mentioned that she made this recipe with children in the past, and they went crazy for it!

The marinade, and seasoning mix makes this tofu dish extremely flavorful, and delicious, even for kids. Try it out at home and let us know how you liked it!

Serves 5 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

·       1 block extra firm tofu
·       1/3 C soy sauce or tamari
·       1 tbsp paprika
·       2 tsp black pepper
·       1 tsp salt
·       1 tsp garlic powder
·       1 tsp onion powder
·       1 tsp cayenne pepper
·       1/2 tsp dried oregano
·       1/2 tsp dried thyme

Directions:

1. Prep: Remove water from tofu, and press well to remove extra water. Slice into 1-inch thick pieces.

2. Marinate: Place soy sauce in a bowl, add the tofu. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes (the longer, the better), turning once or twice to evenly marinate.

3. Create your own seasoning: Combine paprika, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme in a small bowl. Remove the tofu from the marinade, dip each side into your spice mixture, coating the tofu generously.

4. Cook: Place on medium-hot grill for 5 minutes on each side, or pan-fry in a few tablespoons of sesame oil.

Photo courtesy of Angela_Nguyen

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