Grilled tofu steaks with a hot and sour lime pickle coating. The ultimate vegan "steaks" for spice lovers. Have them on the table in under 30 minutes!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: easy, lime, pickle, tofu
Large baking tray
Oven-safe wire rack
85glime pickleI like Ashoka or Pataks
2tbspdairy-free yoghurtI used soy
2tbspany cooking oil
2pepperscut into wide strips
1red onionfinely sliced
5spring onionscut into large pieces
Salad of your choice
To prepare the tofu:
Drain the water from the tofu. Press in a tofu press or between paper towels, place a chopping board on top and a few cans of beans to weigh it down for 20-30 minutes. This will remove excess water.
Once pressed, slice the block of tofu in half to create your 'steaks'.
To make the lime pickle marinade:
Place the dairy-free yoghurt in a bowl. Add lime pickle, chickpea flour and oil. Mix well.
To prepare the rest of the dish:
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
Rub the tofu steaks all over with the lime pickle marinade. There's no need to marinate but if you want to, you can let it marinate for 30 minutes or so.
Tip the peppers and spring onions into any leftover marinade and mix to coat.
Arrange the vegetables on a large baking tray in which an oven-safe wire rack fits. Place a wire rack on top and brush with a small amount of oil. Lay the tofu steaks on top. The wire rack will ensure everything cooks evenly. If you don't have a wire rack, just place the tofu steaks in the tray with the veggies around them. Flip the tofu half way through the cooking time for even browning.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. There's no need to turn it since we've set it on a wire rack. Finally, give the tofu steaks a quick flash under the grill (broiler) for a chargrilled finish. About 2-3 minutes should do it.
Serve hot with salad and chips.
Make aheadThis is a great dish for meal planning. Prep it up to 3 days in advance. Assemble everything as per the recipe but don’t bake it. Cover the marinated tofu and veggies. Refrigerate and bake when you’re ready.LeftoversI like to make tofu 'steak' sandwiches with any leftovers for a new meal. Slice the reheated tofu into strips and arrange on crusty roll along with the veggies, a slick of mayo and some rocket or watercress.