One of my favorite things to eat lately is tofu. While I was pregnant I could not EAT and SEE tofu. Ryan would order the Ma Po Tofu at P.F. Changs (one of my favorite dishes) and I could not even look at his plate or even take a bite.
Well, my tofu-eating days have come back and well since it is grilling time, I find that they are best eaten grilled and seasoned.
How do I get them to be so tasty-looking you ask?
Well, thanks to my trusty tofu press from Tofu Xpress
, I know that I will have perfectly firm and drained tofu. It will be at the perfect texture even for marinating!
Something we have been enjoying of late is using Emeril's Creole Seasoning
. Yes, I could have made my own but after Ryan made a dish several years back, I knew I had to continue using Emeril's recipe.
This is such an easy recipe and I at least make this twice a week in order to have lunch and dinner options. Try and let me know how you like it!
Cajun-grilled and Blackened Tofu
by Noelle Kelly
Prep Time: 20 minutes (2 hours tofu press
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: fry grill press tofu refrigerate blacken entree lunch sandwich vegan vegan recipes on recipage tofu Caribbean cajun
Ingredients (6 tofu rectangles)
- 1-14-ounce Nasoya Extra-Firm tofu (sliced in half width-wise, then sliced in 3 rectangles)
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
1/4 cup Emeril's Creole Seasoning
- 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Press the tofu for 2 hours before preparing placing in refrigerator. It also can be pressed overnight. Remove from fridge and drain the water. Pat the tofu block dry with paper towels.
Slice the tofu in half, width-wise, then slice each half into three rectangles.
Place tofu on cutting board and sprinkle and pat each rectangle with the creole seasoning.
Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil on the indoor grill or griddle on medium high. Place tofu on hot grill and cook on one side for 5-7 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for the same amount of time on the opposite side.
You can place two slices and make a sandwich or cut into strips and make fajitas and grill onions and peppers on the same hot grill and serve with tortillas. Enjoy!