Jamaican Jerk Tofu

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 Jamaican Jerk Tofu

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 874.4
  • Total Fat: 45.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,868.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 81.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 53.0 g

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Introduction


This is the kind of miracle dish that can convert anyone to tofu. The Jamaican "jerk" seasoning is sure-to-please. It's sort of like barbeque and sort of like curry, savory and sweet at the same time. Just make sure you allow plenty of time for the pressing and marinating. The drier the tofu gets before you put it in the marinade, the better. It will soak up more flavor and be nicely chewy.

This is the kind of miracle dish that can convert anyone to tofu. The Jamaican "jerk" seasoning is sure-to-please. It's sort of like barbeque and sort of like curry, savory and sweet at the same time. Just make sure you allow plenty of time for the pressing and marinating. The drier the tofu gets before you put it in the marinade, the better. It will soak up more flavor and be nicely chewy.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 lb extra firm tofu, drained, sliced and pressed (see directions)
    1/2 large sweet onion, roughly choppped
    4 cloves garlic
    2 Tbs fresh ginger, grated
    Juice of 2 limes
    Zest of 1 lime
    2 Tbs soy sauce
    2 Tbs olive oil
    3 Tbs pure maple syrup
    1 Tbs dried thyme
    2 tsp allspice
    1/2 tsp cayenne
    1 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (you can cut back to one or omit entirely if you like spicy)

Directions

Slice the tofu into thick slabs then lay the slices on several layers of paper towels or on a clean dish towel and place a heavy plate or skillet on top. Let it sit for an hour or two. Pressing the tofu is a way to get the extra moisture out - and the drier you can get the tofu, the more of the flavorful marinade it can absorb.
2 Puree all the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor to create the marinade. Place the tofu slices in a bowl, pour in the marinade, making sure to coat all the slices, and cover. Let it sit for an hour or two, flipping the slices about halfway through
3 Heat a skillet with a small amount of olive oil over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, lay the tofu slices in a single layer and saute until crispy and browned. That will take 8-10 minutes on each side.


Servings: 6


Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JACQUIE05454.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was DELICIOUS!!! Served it over brown rice with plumped rasins, scallions, and a tad of crushed pecans. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! :) - 5/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This looks and sounds WONDERFUL. I remember loving the Jamaican Jerk chicken I ate once back before I became a vegetarian. It was the best chicken I'd ever had. I'm excited to try this with tofu. There is a jerk maranaid sold in stores though, so I'm tempted to "cheat". - 3/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was AWESOME!! I ended up pressing my tofu overnight so it was really good & drained out. My tofu ended up sitting in the marinade for 2 days because we got super busy (fridge smelled pretty great) but it REALLY soaked into the tofu. This was so flavorful and great. - 4/17/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good, but I realized the allspice is not for us...:(
    I added a peach glaze and it worked really good.
    Thanks for sharing.
    - 7/14/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Must divide the calories in this by 6 - looks like the person who submitted it accidentally put "1 serving" but if you read it, it does say makes 6 servings..so it's not all that high in calories after all. - 7/13/10

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