Ginger Tofu

Ginger Tofu
Staff Writer
Ginger Tofu
Hodo Soy

Ginger Tofu

This easy-to-make marinade for tofu comes from Hodo Soy Beanery, based in Oakland, Calif. Spicy and sweet, this recipe can be cooked on the grill or inside on a grill pan.

4
Servings
136
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Ounces ginger, peeled
  • 3 Tablespoons Madras curry powder
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • Two 12-ounce packages firm tofu, preferably Hodo Soy

Directions

Place the garlic and ginger in a blender and pulse until it reaches a fine paste. Add a little water if needed. Add the curry powder, salt, sugar, white pepper, and cayenne, if using. Stir to combine. Drain the tofu and pat dry. Cut into desired slabs. Place the tofu in a dish and rub the marinade over the tofu. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Alternatively, place in a Ziploc bag on a plate.

Preheat a grill to medium heat. Remove the tofu from the marinade. Transfer the tofu to the oiled grill and brush the top of each piece of tofu with some of the leftover marinade. Grill until the tofu is golden on the bottom with distinct grill marks, about 5 minutes. For checkered grill marks, rotate the tofu 90 degrees halfway through the grilling. Flip the tofu, brush the top part, and cook until grill marks form, about 5 minutes. Remove and serve over a green salad, grains, or pasta.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
74mg
7%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
44mg
6%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
104mg
7%
Water
3g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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