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Old 07-18-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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Have been on a kick to have the family try new foods instead of the same ol thing. I was in groc store yesterday and saw tofu . I thought we should try that stuff out on the smoker or grill. It was just in a square about 1/2" thick or so.

Do I marinade? Treat it like a steak? What temp to cook it to? 160ish? Think'n smoked w/maybe some bbq sauce &/or cheese... or not. Put on a salad or eat like a steak?

Open to all ideas, but prefer it be made on the smoker/grill or CI pan on grill.

Thanks

Sides will probably be chips, taters, veggies on the grill, or something.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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It just doesn't matter.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Tofu itself is fairly flavorless, but it absorbs flavors really well, so it's usually added to dishes that are very strong. If you're going vegetarian, that often means a potent sauce; if not, then added to a beef/pork stir-fry.

I've never had smoked tofu, but it sounds interesting.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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Its all about the marinade with tofu. Its basically a flavorless sponge.
I have used a liquid smoke/beer based barbecue marinade and it tasted great. I usually only marinade the tofu for about thirty minutes. I use extra firm for the grill. My family thinks it has about the same texture and flavor as marinated portobello mushrooms with out the extra cost.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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The key to a good tofu dish is carefully selecting which fatty meat you add to it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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... I have used a liquid smoke/beer based barbecue marinade and it tasted great ...
Wow, I'm going to have to try that I would have never thought about putting it on a grill except maybe in a kabob. Check out this video, and note that these folks are also grilling tempeh (another soybean cake) and seitan (another plant protein cake made from wheat).

YouTube - Vegetarian BBQ with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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Old 07-18-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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The key to a good tofu dish is carefully selecting which fatty meat you add to it.
LOL! Funny - and even funnier...I honestly do like bbq pork with tofu!

OP - let us know how it goes - smoked tofu sounds good - but I wouldn't care for it cooked like a slab of beef - to me it's better in small pieces so it can pick up more of the marinade flavor. All about marinade and ratios to what's with it!
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