• prep time20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • serves 4

When marinating tofu, remember that the marinade will only penetrate about 2 mm into the tofu. So you don’t want to cut the tofu too big, otherwise there will be too much unflavoured tofu vs. flavoured tofu, and peope’s misconceptions about it will be reinforced. Tofu has a bad reputation because many people eat it plain, expecting it to taste good that way. But you wouldn’t hand someone an onion and expect them to enjoy it—you have to do something to it, or use it as just one ingredient of many. Think of tofu in the same way.

Recipe Courtesy of Jennifer Houston

2 Ratings
Directions for: Dragon


Marinated tofu steaks

1 block tofu

2 tsp coriander, ground

4 tsp garlic powder

½ cup tamari

2 cup water

Miso gravy

4 ½ Tbsp spelt flour

¼ tsp garlic powder

¾ cup engevita yeast

1 ½ cup stock or water

⅓ cup sunflower oil

1 ½ tsp Dijon

3 Tbsp miso

¾ tsp sea salt


1 large zucchini, sliced diagonally

3 large tomatoes, sliced thickly

6 cup cooked brown basmati rice or soba noodles

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 bunch green onions, chopped

2 Tbsp brown sesame seeds, toasted


Marinated tofu steaks

1. Cut the tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut the slices diagonally into triangles. Place into a shallow dish or plastic container.

2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a measuring cup or bowl and pour over the tofu triangles. Marinate for at least 1 hour, or up to a few days.

Miso gravy

1. Put dry ingredients except salt into pot and whisk in stock over medium heat.

2. Bring to a boil and let simmer a few seconds.

3. Add the oil, mustard, miso and salt and whisk until smooth.


1. Grill the zucchini, tomatoes and tofu steaks.

2. Put 1 1/2 cups rice in large bowl.

3. Pour some miso gravy over the rice.

4. Arrange grilled vegetables and tofu steaks on top of rice.

5. Put chopped cilantro and green onions on top and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

6. Repeat for each bowl.

See more: Main, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Tofu/Soy, Healthy, BBQ, Summer


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