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serendipity3_82
« on: March 03, 2008 04:35:58 PM »

So does anyone have any new ideas for some marinades for tofu?

I usually do some version of soy sauce/garlic/chili sauce but I want to try something new. 

Any suggestions?
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spaghetti
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 06:57:00 PM »

It's probably very similar to what you do, but I make a sweet-and-sour teriyaki type marinade: soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, orange juice, and a little brown sugar.  (Sometimes I'll add a splash of rice vinegar or red wine vinegar as well.) 

There's also an Italian tofu marinade recipe in Veganomicon -- I Googled italian tofu marinade and came up with a scan of the recipe from Google Books.  Haven't tried it personally but it looks good: wine, balsamic vinegar, lemon, and lots of herbs and garlic.

Hope that helps!
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lemonader
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008 07:46:46 AM »

Spicy black bean sauce. I get a lot of my sauces/marinades for tofu from a big Asian grocery store... it's really cheap and you find different flavours there.

The other day I tried to make a spicy peanut-crusted tofu... I saw a similar recipe for chicken and I thought "Hey! That will work on tofu!"... suffice to say, it didn't. I wish I'd taken pictures of the smouldering black mess that it turned in to.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008 08:17:35 AM »

A couple of suggestions:

Barbecue sauce is strangely wonderful.  Fried or baked.  Haven't tried grilled, due to a lack of grill, but I think it would be wonderful. 

Honey-mustard chipotle.  Yum.  But also out of a bottle so I can't advise making your own. 

Teriyaki sauce.  Tofu was made to soak up wonderful teriyaki sauce. 

Orange juice & honey.  I was modifying a recipe my mom had for orange chicken.  Baked it in the leftover juice.  Tasty but a little too sweet, so maybe add garlic or ginger.  Soaked up the flavors nicely, though.  Oh, and when baking it, if you use fresh orange juice or have an orange on hand, lay some sliced rounds on top of the tofu.  Yum.

Neighbors of ours made a lemon-thyme tofu that was divine.  No recipe, but I'd say tamari, lemon juice, thyme, olive oil, garlic.

And on the note of spicy peanut-crusted tofu that failed, maybe a peanut sauce marinade would work . . .

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pink zebra
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008 12:53:21 PM »

as for peanut crusted tofu, this is what works for me:

take 3 pates or bowls
one with flour
one with scrambled egg(s), you may dillute it with milk, water, and a little slat (or a dash of soy sauce)
one with finely chopped peanuts (or almonds, i do prefer almonds)

mix whatever herbs you want in the crust in any of those bowls. also this work best if you grate, or very finely chop part of the peanuts, almost to powder.

then you cover the sliced or diced tofu each first in flour then in egg and then in chopped peanuts.
dont fry them too hot, else the peanuts (or almonds) will burn relatively fast.

i'm not sure if that all is common sense. i just thought i'd post it...
oh and also, if you take breadcrumbs for the third bowl, you get some kind of wiener schnitzel crust.
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008 10:45:51 PM »

similar to the teriyaki ones, I like to do soy sauce, sake, a little rice wine vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and a bit of peanut oil (or peanut butter would probably work, too)
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Bela-Kiss
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2008 09:04:44 PM »

oh, a sweet and sour sauce is great. yummy. Especially with pineapple. yummy
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spaghetti
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008 01:28:35 PM »

Hi lemonader, I found a recipe for peanut-crusted tofu here. It's not vegan -- it uses eggs -- but it looks really good!
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Dharma1521
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008 05:35:03 AM »

This isn't really a marinade but recently I used "Iron Chef" General Tso Sauce for my tofu. It was awesome.
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Foisty
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2008 09:22:10 PM »

Baked tofu,mole and potatos are awsome
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