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The Best Smokey Tofu – {easy, vegan + oil-free}

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  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 9 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4



  1. Remove tofu from packaging, drain and press for 1 hour to release its liquid.
  2. In the meantime, mix together the remaining ingredients to create your marinade.
  3. Cut pressed tofu into 1/2-1/3 inch cubes and place into a large ziplock bag or a shallow baking pan.
  4. Pour the marinade over the tofu, seal, shake up/turn over to ensure even distribution of the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 3-8 hours, the longer the better. Mix the tofu periodically if possible for even marinating.
  5. Once the tofu is marinated, place it into a nonstick pan over medium-high heat with all of its liquid. Mix tofu into a singer layer, and allow it to cook until no liquid remains and the tofu has browned.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, and flip the tofu. Allow it to sit for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and serve the tofu as desired. We love ours with rice, beans and vegetables.
  • Prep Time: 9 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Asian