Monday, June 02, 2008

BBQ Tofu

I recently assisted in the cooking portion of a talk given on hypertension at our church. Part of the purpose was to educate people on healthier food options. This is a delicious entree' that we served the participants.

BBQ Tofu

14 ounces Extra Firm Tofu (Firm may be used if Extra Firm is not available.)
Cut into 16 pieces, approximately 1/2" thick slices, and FREEZE.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Thaw tofu. Grease an 8x8 glass baking dish with 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil. Place thawed tofu in an even layer in glass baking dish.

Mix together the following:

1/4 cup Water
2 Tablespoons McKay's Beef Seasoning
1/8 teaspoon Garlic Granules
1/8 teaspoon Onion Powder

Pour over over tofu and bake for 30 minutes.

Prepare BBQ Sauce with the following ingredients while tofu is baking:

1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Water
1/2 Medium Onion (about 3/4 cup)
1 Clove Garlic, minced

Saute' above ingredients together until onions are transparent. (do not burn)

Add the following ingredients:

8 ounces Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Mustard Spread (see recipe)
1/4 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon Molasses
1/2 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
1/4 teaspoon Allspice
1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1-2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Stir into onion saute', bring to boil, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Add to tofu, and bake 15 minutes more.

Mustard Spread

Add ingredients to blender in order below. Blend until very smooth; about 2 minutes.

1/4 cup Cashews
1/2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
2 teaspoons Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Granules
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 cup Boiling Water

Place in saucepan, and bring to boil stirring constantly. Chill before serving.

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