What better time for my second post of 2014? You think that’s impressive? My first post of 2014 was also about BBQ tofu. I’ll see what I can do about keeping the themes a little bit more well rounded in 2015. Maybe the words “tofu candy” can make it up to you? Because that’s exactly what my youngest called this recipe. More specifically, “Mom, please make this tofu candy for dinner more often!”. Now on with the show…
Stuff You’ll Need:
Baking sheet & non-stick spray
Block of extra firm (organic) tofu
Your favorite BBQ sauce
1 decent size piece of broccoli (for the stem, not the florets)
5 radishes, give or take
1 Shake ‘N Bake’s BBQ glaze seasoning packet (2 come in a box, vegan according to the PETA site, #tinywoot)
salt and pepper
Mayo (if you’re keeping it vegan disregard)
Lettuce, sliced white onion (perfect adds to the slider)
Pickle (because we’re having BBQ!)
1/2 cup of slaw
and 10 to 12 sliders
The Cooking Part:
Preheat your over to 400 degrees (F).
Press the moisture out of your block of tofu and then cut your block in half length-wise. Then, cut those two blocks into slider size bites. I measured mine against the buns I had and kept them about 1/4″ thick.
Spray your baking sheet with the non-stick stuff and empty one packet of the Shake ‘N Bake into a a bowl. One by one or two by two put your tofu pieces into the Shake, coating them well and then transfer them to the baking sheet. So you’ll have this:
Bake those for 20 minutes. Time to make the slaw! Chop the radishes up finely (or grate) and do the same to the broccoli stem. So much variables in broccoli stems so the best way I know how to tell you how much I used is…
That’s my 1TB spoon for scale. Sorry, if you’re from Reddit. No banana for scale today.
Combine the shredded brocc and radish with 2t lemon juice and, if you’re using it, 2t mayo. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside on the counter or fridge. You’ve probably got a few more minutes on the tofu, so if you have another baking sheet handy you might want to toast up your slider buns for just a minute or two.
When the tofu is finished dip each piece into your favorite BBQ sauce and put it back on to the baking sheet you just pulled out of the oven. Put the oven on broil. I used high, but watch it carefully. It only needs a few minutes to turn that BBQ sauce into a wonderful glaze. That’s your final step before you hit the assembly line to your perfect slider. For me it was crispy bun, line one side with lettuce to keep the bun from sogging. Add tofu bit (or two!), white onion, slaw, a smidge more BBQ sauce….and YUM.