Looking for a dish that’s full of flavors and vegan at the same time? Vegan BBQ teriyaki tofu should be your first choice then. This has the classic teriyaki glaze alongside the salty, savory flavor and aroma.
Teriyaki has a long history as well as an extremely mouth-watering flavor. The literal translation of teriyaki is ‘grilled and glazed. It has ingredients like soya sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds.
The combination of all these aromatics and brown sugar gives it a distinct flavor. The savory crispiness made it popular among people.
To satiate your teriyaki craving, you can try vegan bbq teriyaki tofu. Which is full of nutrition. If you’re craving some teriyaki flavor, this dish will be worth your time.
Let’s have a deeper insight about this dish -
- Prep Time - 10 minutes
- Marinating And Chilling Time - 1 hour
- Cooking Time - 15 minutes
- Total Time - 25 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Serving: 4 people
Total Nutrition: This dish contains a total of 801.915 cal nutritious value.
List Of Necessary Ingredients
- 4 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
- 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
- pinch ground ginger
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 3 tsp sesame oil
- 350g block tofu cut into thick slices(approximately 1 inch)
- ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
- 2 courgettes, sliced horizontally into strips
- 200g Tenderstem broccoli
- black and white sesame seeds, to serve
Calories For Ingredients
4 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
2 tbsp soft brown sugar
pinch ground ginger
2 tbsp mirin
3 tsp sesame oil
350g block tofu
½ tbsp rapeseed oil
200g Tenderstem broccoli
Important Things To Know Before Starting
You should know a bit about the details of some ingredients. That’ll make your cooking mission easier. We’ve added some of the important facts that’ll definitely save your day.
Which Tofu Will Be The Best for This Recipe?
Firm tofu is always more preferable for grilling and cooking. When we’re saying firm, it doesn’t mean silken firm. It should be extra firm.
Extra-firm tofu holds its shape perfectly while grilling or cooking. So, you should always drain the water out before slicing.
On a different note, you can use flavored tofus if you want any distinct flavor.
What If I Don’t Have Extra-firm Tofu?
If you can’t find extra firm tofu, you can cook this dish with the normal one. You’ll need 5-10 minutes more to drain out the liquid and dry it up. The more water you can drain out, the better.
You can just press the tofu with a plate to let the water out. Hold it for a minute or two, then pat it with a kitchen roll. Now, your tofu is good to go.
By the way, you can use tofu press for this process. That’ll make the draining easier for you.
What Is Mirin?
Mirin is an inevitable ingredient for Japanese cooking. This is a kind of rice wine. So yeah, you can call it vegan wine too. You can swap this with any vegan wine and agave syrup.
Step-wise Cooking Method
This 3 step cooking method for vegan teriyaki tofu is absolutely top-notch. This is an extremely easy recipe to follow through -
Step 1 of 3: Marinating The Tofu
Take the pre-cut tofu in a large bowl. Then rub the mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger all over them very well. Now chill them for an hour.
If you’re in a rush, you can just chill it for 30 minutes and then fry it. But marinating the tofu for longer would enhance the flavor even more. If you’ve got the time, chill it overnight.
You can marinade them in a freezer bag too. Tofu is quite delicate so make sure you don't break them. This is a good way of marinating during outdoor BBQs.
Step 2 of 3: Cooking It On The Coal
Preheat the bbq grill for 5 minutes to medium heat. If you’re using a griddle pan, give the coal enough time to warm up. Put sesame oil on top of the broccoli and marinated slices.
Now, place them on top of the pan. Cook each side for 7-10 minutes. Then turn them over. This will give the tofu a smokey flavor and make it tender.
Barbeque them until they have these crispy edges. For more flavor, keep brushing the tofu with the leftover marinade. You can customize your own bbq by adding extra flavors as per your choice.
Step 3 of 3: Garnishing And Serving
You can serve the steaks whole or you can slice them into pieces(as shown in the first picture). Either way, put them on top of rice or a bed of veggies. Then drizzle some marinade on top of it.
Garnish it with spring onions and sesame seeds. Your BBQ Teriyaki Tofu is ready to serve!
Some Extra Tips
What Can I Do With The Leftover Marinade?
If you have some leftover marinade, you can use them for other purposes, like eggplant marination. You can keep them in your fridge and use them for marinating tofu the next day too.
How Long Can I Store The Tofu?
You can store the cooked tofu in the fridge for up to four days. Though the tofu might lose the flavor a bit. On the other hand, you can store the marinated tofu for 2-3 days too.
How To Give My Tofu A Fancy Restaurant Like Look?
If you want the criss-cross mark on your tofu, position them at a 45-degree angle. Then put them angling 90-degrees for a few minutes. The tofu will get that fancy restaurant look.
We’re sure you don’t want to miss out on this ultimate vegan teriyaki experience. So, put on your apron and get ready. You’ll get the best outcome.
This flavorsome dish will definitely relish your taste buds with all the spices and aromatics. So, don’t delay and start cooking.