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Teriyaki Tofu Steaks | © 2014 |

The delicious teriyaki marinade, a blend of dark soya sauce, brown sugar, sake, mirin, and fresh ginger, imparts a wonderful salty, sweet and yet tangy taste to tofu steaks. Sake can be replace with dry sherry, and mirin with white wine or vermouth with 1 tablespoon of sugar.

Teriyaki Tofu Steaks

adapted from taste
  • 60 ml Dark soya sauce
  • 60 ml Sake (or dry sherry)
  • 2 tbsp Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 500 g Firm tofu, cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Red chilli, diagonally thinly sliced
  • Chilli threads
  • Greens
  1. Combine the soya sauce, sake, mirin, sugar and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Place the tofu in a single layer in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour over the soya mixture with the sesame oil. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours to marinate.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet. Cook the tofu for 3 minutes each side or until caramelized. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, green onions and chilli. Serve over the greens. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


jasna varcakovic 10/11/14 05:01

Tofu is so rarely used in my kitchen and I don't know why; Asian influence in cooking here is very strong (must be my European background and not being used to cook it).

Sue/the view from great island 10/11/14 05:22

This is something I've never seen before, Angie --- I know my husband would flip over it!

Ivy 10/11/14 07:07

I've never had tofu before but it looks so good.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/11/14 09:22

Scrumptious and wholesome!



Medeja- CranberryJam 10/11/14 09:31

With such marinade I would like even tofu :D

Vicki Bensinger 10/11/14 11:18

I've only had tofu a few times that I can recall. I know it's good for you yet the texture seemed to be an issue for my family. I find it amazing how it becomes whatever you dress it with.

This is a nice marinade that I'd love to try on the tofu if my family would eat it. If not maybe on chicken or steak.

ann low 10/11/14 11:28

I love tofu as it is healthy and gluten free. Very nice plating :)

Helene Dsouza 10/11/14 11:53

I need to confess, I don't remember when I tried cooking tofu in the past. I feel intimidated when I look at the different tofu types in the stores here. very firm, less firm....
Teriyaki is something I have discovered for myself so saving this for later.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 10/11/14 12:25

The soy sake mirin marinade must bring incredible flavor to the tofu. A beautiful presentation Angie.

Jeanette 10/11/14 13:52

Love this idea Angie! One of my friends just was talking about a tofu dish where it was served similar to this.

Monica 10/11/14 13:52

What a great recipe! This is my kind of 'steak'. Love it!

Alida 10/11/14 14:52

Oh buono! I love the way you have prepared this tofu. They look inviting and tasty! Brava!

kitchen flavours 10/11/14 14:59

What a beautiful healthy dish! I like teriyaki sauce and should imagine how deliciouos this dish is!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 10/11/14 15:47

That teriyaki marinade is made out of so much flavor, I want to slurp it up with a spoon! ;)

Shashi at SavorySpin 10/11/14 16:40

Angie - the coloring on your tofu is amazing! What a wonderful flavor combo!

Pam 10/11/14 16:47

I bet those tasted so good!

Display name 10/11/14 18:58

I'd like to try your steaks, Angie. All these spicing you use always amaze and inspire me!

Daniela Grimburg 10/11/14 20:39

That's a fantastic idea!
I've tried Teriyaki chicken and meat but never Tofu.
I'm so going to prepare this.

Unknown 10/11/14 22:04

This is such a great tofu dish, Angie! I love that flavorful teriyaka marinade and can imagine how amazing it makes the tofu! Really really love this idea!

Evelyne CulturEatz 10/11/14 22:34

Not usually a fan of firm tofu like this but wow these do look just so appetizing, the marinade is am explosion of flavors. Thanks for the recipe will have to try.

Cheri Savory Spoon 10/11/14 23:23

Hi Angie, what a wonderful way to prepare tofu, I love the marinade!

The Yum List 11/11/14 00:28

I'd like to see what these look like sliced open. I wonder if they colour all the way through or if there is a contrast between outside and in.

Geri Saucier 11/11/14 02:02

My oldest son loves tofu. I need to make this for him over Thanksgiving break.. A great recipe. Thanks for sharing:)

Amy (Savory Moments) 11/11/14 02:59

I love all the flavor and color you've infused into this tofu!

Juliana 11/11/14 04:19

Great flavors Angie...I have never made tofu this sure looks delicious!
Have a wonderful week :)

mjskit 11/11/14 04:29

Interesting method of making tofu look like a true meat substitute something a carnivore like my husband would need. :) Love the marinade and can see it being used for more than just tofu.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 11/11/14 07:15

Your teriyaki 'steaks' look absolutely fantastic! I am a BIG fan of tofu this way and I want to try it for sure :D

Choc Chip Uru

Marcela 11/11/14 11:14

wow! Your teriyaki steaks look scrumptious! I can't wait to give your recipe a try!

Barbara 11/11/14 13:14

Well, that's sure an unusual recipe, Angie. I've never been a big tofu fan, but I love the sound of the marinade.

FLAVZCORNER 11/11/14 13:17

Loved the color of the Teriyaki Tofu!!! Looks just like steak. A very healthy substitute for vegans!!!

Kitchen Belleicious 11/11/14 13:26

look at how beautiful they are. I love the deep rich color to them and the teriyaki flavor is a must with tofu in my opinion. these steaks look awesome

Susan 11/11/14 16:54

This one is a keeper! We love Tofu and it's so healthy; I'm sharing this one with my daughter, XOXO

Unknown 11/11/14 18:59

this looks great Angie! I am always looking for new ways to cook tofu so thank you for the recipe! :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 11/11/14 22:24

I love the flavors, Angie! Healthy and delicious is a wonderful combination :)

Cass @foodmyfriend 11/11/14 22:57

I am yet to marinate my own teriyaki steaks. I'm headed off to my favourite Asian Grocer in Newtown on Saturday though so I will be picking up everything I need to make these! Damn you make tofu look good!

lisa is cooking 11/11/14 23:28

I love teriyaki -- and tofu. I don't know why I've never had them together! This looks great.

Kathy 12/11/14 00:44

Such a lovely, healthy dish! I know I would really enjoy it! Lovely presentation, Angie!

Bakericious 12/11/14 02:35

I love tofu and this looks really delicious!

Balvinder 12/11/14 04:15

My goodness these are the most flavorful and delicious looking tofu steaks!

Elisabeth 12/11/14 05:10

Angie, you did an amazing job on the Teriyaki Tofu Steak, which really does taste like a true Teriyaki steak, without the fat and the calories...not to mention the extra cholesterol. Just love it!
Beautiful presentation, as well! xo

Joanne 12/11/14 13:23

I'm sure the teriyaki sauce brings so much great flavor to these!

Anonymous 12/11/14 16:58

what a lovely vegan dish!!!
the chili strand made an impressive presentation....

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 12/11/14 20:29

What a great way to flavour tofu I really love teriyaki but usually its served with meat so I can't have it. This would be perfect for me!

fimere 12/11/14 20:47

une belle marinade ça ne peut être que délicieux
bonne soirée

tigerfish 13/11/14 01:58

I made braised tofu with soy-sauce based marinade weeks ago and totally loved it. I will try this method one day.

Unknown 13/11/14 03:59

We love all these flavors, sounds like a great way to make tofu.

Unknown 13/11/14 04:45

Hi Angie!
I love tofu and the more flavor the better ;) I think your choice of teriyaki is a usual you've inspired me..thanks and take care, Patty

mui mui 13/11/14 10:18

Hi Angie,.
This tofu dish sounds special to me.
Never thought of making them into teriyaki steak.
Simply delicious!

grace 13/11/14 20:02

these look unlike anything i've ever seen before! they've taken on such a unique color--you've managed to make tofu interesting and appealing to me!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 13/11/14 23:02

I have some tofu sitting in my fridge right now that needs a home. As far as I am concerned anything tastes great with teriyaki! So what a way to go!

All That I'm Eating 14/11/14 13:28

These look so good! Who knew tofu could look so delicious, I haven't tried cooking tofu at home yet but I need to soon.

Julia | 15/11/14 09:06

Angie, this looks very flavorful! What an innovative way to use tofu!

lenia 15/11/14 14:12

Great way to enjoy tofu! Well done,dear!

Yi @ Yi Reservation 16/11/14 05:10

The tofu looks so flavorful and it probably tastes better than beef steak too!

Ana Regalado 16/11/14 16:07

That tofu steaks look very flavorful ! A delicious yet healthy dish that will please even a carnivore like me :D

Claudia 18/11/14 16:23

I actually do love tofu and don't use it nearly enough. Of course I am a big sucker for anything marinated in a teriyaki sauce! Gorgeous presentation.

Nippon Nin 18/11/14 20:20

I'm smiling because I have all the ingredients! Sounds so good!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 20/11/14 02:25

I love it when I find such creative and delicious recipes to use tofu! Thank you Angie, I'm drooling all over your beautiful photos.....looks absolutely scrumptious!!!!!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 29/11/14 22:33

Wow, love the rich color you achieved on these tofu steaks, just wish I could find a natural brand of dark soy sauce that doesn't contain sulphites/MSG. If you have a brand that you know of, I'd love to hear about it! xx

Khondoker Hafizur Rahman 30/11/14 11:46
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Terra 1/12/14 04:39

Oh how lovely! Hubby and I would definitely enjoy this recipe. So unique and delicious! Yum, hugs, Terra

Nupur 4/12/14 12:46

Such a wonderful marinate Angie, in love with the colour and glossy texture!

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