Grilled Tofu with Tamarind Glaze

2.4 (10 reviews)

Grilled Tofu with Tamarind Glaze



  • 2 pkg. extra-firm tofu, or beefless tips
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • vegan butter
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. brown rice syrup or molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. tamarind concentrate
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp. ancho chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce


  1. Cut each block of tofu into 4 slabs, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  2. Heat the margarine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except the tofu and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Place the mixture in the blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Return to the saucepan and cook an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool and pour over the tofu. Let the mixture marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  6. Heat the grill and grill each side of the tofu until you get some nice-looking grill marks. While grilling, reheat the marinade in a sauce pan. Remove the tofu from the grill, brush each side with the tamarind sauce, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Rated 2.4/5 based on 10 reviews

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