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By: Enrique Gili on July 9, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
grilled tofu sriracha

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Tofu Sriracha

Chili heads will love this, a spicy tofu dish that builds to a fiery climax.
Tofu Sriracha

Prep time: 10 minutes  

Total time: 20 minutes, plus overnight refrigeration  

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 pound firm or extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bundle green onions, stemmed with tops removed
  • Drizzle vegetable oil
Cooking directions
  1. Drain tofu. Cover in paper towels, place on cutting board and weight to drive out excess moisture. Let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Combine Sriracha, tahini paste, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sesame oil, garlic and 3 chopped onions in food processor. Process ingredients until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. Place tofu cubes in shallow baking dish and coat with sauce. Cover and marinate overnight. Reserve extra for dipping.
  4. Prep grill. Apply light coating of vegetable oil to grill pan. Grill tofu and remaining onions until lightly charred, about 10 minutes (5 minutes on each side).