Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Tofu Recipe

The marinade for these Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Tofu slices uses a barbecue sauce for sweetness, tamarind paste for sourness and chilli sauce and red chilli flakes for a spicy kick.

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Cuisine

Japanese

Time

1 - 2 hrs

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

2

Courses etc.

Barbecue
Main Courses
Recipes for kids

You will need

IngredientAdd
200 to 300g plain firm tofu, sliced into about 1cm slices More products
about 200ml barbecue sauce More products
2 tbsp tamarind paste More products
Or make your own tamarind paste from whole tamarind pods : open 2 pods and put the flesh and seeds in abowl. Add just enough hot or boiling water to cover and allow to soak for at least 1 hour, then pass through a fine sieve, scraping with a spoon, until you are only left with the seeds and hard fibers in the sieve.
2 tbsp chilli sauce

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half to 1 tsp crushed chillies

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Method

  • Prepare the barbecue marinade by whisking together the barbecue sauce, tamarind paste, chilli sauce and crushed chillies.
  • Place the marinade in a wide flat dish, and place the tofu slices in the sauce, coating both sides well.
  • Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably more.
  • Grill for 4 or 5 minutes on each side, brushing with additional marinade.
  • Serve hot with a side salad or grilled vegetables.

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