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Meatless Monday - Grilled Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry
Solveig is back again this week with our next adventure in meatless grilling. This week she'll whip up one delicious looking grilled tofu and veggie stir fry. Sure, maybe you could try making this recipe inside on your stove. It would be alright. But grilling your veggies... grilling your veggies is everything.
A veggie basket is such a great addition to any griller's repertoire. Throw whatever veggies you want in there with some olive oil or sauce - add some spices if you want. Voila, an instantly delicious side dish - or addition to your stir fry. No more annoying foil packets that you somehow have to balance and try to flip without destroying. It's almost too easy.
Okay, here we go. Assemble all of your ingredients.
Step One: Cut and press tofu like we did before, cutting the pieces about 1/2" thick then laying out all the pieces on paper towel, then wrapping them in a clean towel and placing a heavy object on top (like a cutting board or cast iron frying pan). Leave it for about 20 minutes.
Step Two: I like to start with the marinade for the tofu first. In a bowl mix in the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, ginger (either fresh or from a jar), one garlic clove, a barbecue sauce and as much cilantro as you like.
Step Three: Then toss in the tofu, covering each piece. Let that marinade in the fridge from 30 minutes to an hour.
Now for the main part, gather your ingredients, carrots, sweet peas, mushrooms, peppers, bok choy, zucchini, onion and more cilantro.
Chop everything up roughly the same size and toss it in a bowl. Then either in a separate bowl mix the soy sauce, teriyaki, sesame oil and a dash of salt and pepper, or if you feel risque just throw it all on top of the veg. Mix in the bowl making sure that every piece has some sauce on it. Now you don't want to drench the veg or you will have flare ups up the wazoo.
Place your vegetable grilling wok on the pre heated grill. Once it hits about 400 degrees you're good to go. Carefully pour the veggie mix into the wok, close the lid and walk away. Check the vegetables and stir every 5 minutes to keep the stuff at the bottom from burning.
Once the veg has been on the grill for about ten minutes you can place the tofu on the grill. Flip the tofu after 5 minutes and give it another 5 minutes then it all should be done.
Heat up some sauce in a pan either on the grill or on the stove, I used the same combo as earlier soy sauce, teriyaki, sesame oil and a dash of salt.
For some added heat throw in a dash of Denzel's gourmet Habanero hot sauce (or more than a dash - if you live on the edge). I let that simmer and thicken up a bit then drizzle over the entire dish.
Feel free to add or take away ingredients you find like or don't like, not everybody is a fan of cilantro. Hope you enjoy!