Grilled marinated tofu

Tofu is highly nutritious and an important staple food for most vegetarians. Try this very delicious dish for grilled marinated tofu.

Grilled marinated tofu


  • 500 g (1 lb) firm tofu, cut into large rectangles, about 3 cm (1¼ inch) thick
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) salt–reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 4 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced


  1. Cover the tofu slices with paper towels on a cutting board.
  2. Place another cutting board on top and weight it with a heavy pan or a couple of cans.
  3. Let it drain on an angle for about 2 hours to remove any excess moisture.
  4. In a shallow container large enough to hold the tofu in a single layer, whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar and sesame oil.
  5. Add the pressed tofu, turning to coat, then cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. Preheat a chargrill pan or barbecue hotplate to medium.
  7. Remove the tofu from the marinade, reserving the marinade.
  8. Place the tofu on the grill tray and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden.
  9. To serve, cut each piece of tofu into four triangles and sprinkle with the sesame seeds, spring onions and any leftover marinade.

Serves 4
Preparation: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours draining and 3 hours marinating
Cooking: 10 minutes


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