I am still getting in the last bit of summer food. Even though it is September, its not Fall just yet. With Labor Day just passed, I decided it was time to make some barbecue! Ok well I didn't use a grill, or meat of course, but I still made an amazing summer BBQ meal!
What you need:
1 Package of tofu
Your favorite BBQ sauce
2 Slices of bread
What to do:
Slice the tofu about 1/2 an inch thick, and press it for about 30-45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and then put the tofu in a baking dish, and cover it with BBQ sauce.
Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes, more if you would like.
Place the tofu strips on a baking sheet (sprayed with cooking spray) and coat again with BBQ sauce.
Bake for 20 minutes, then flip over the tofu strips, Add some more BBQ sauce, and bake for another 20 minutes.
Then assemble your sandwich with the bread, lettuce, tofu, and of course, a little more sauce.
I just have to start by saying that this sandwich was amazing! I literally thought about it all day at work, I couldn't wait to come home and make more for dinner! The tofu really took on the sweet and smokey BBQ flavor, since you know tofu takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it in like it's its job. Pressing the tofu really gave it a great, very firm texture. The crisp and cool lettuce balanced out the sandwich perfectly. I loved biting into the soft white bread, it really helped hold the sandwich together. This was the perfect summer dish. It was so satisfying, I think this could be the meal that would turn a tofu skeptic into a tofu lover!
Do you love BBQ tofu as much as I do? Are you going to try this sandwich?
Bye from the Veggie Side!
Adapted from Oh My Veggies.