Food Post Friday: Smokey Lemon Tofu

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A few weekends ago Jackson and I spent some a couple of days out of town with friends, cooking over a fire and getting in some quality beach time. Our host and his girlfriend whipped up some delicious tofu scramble each morning, prompting me to note the lack of tofu in my life over recent months. Shocked and saddened by this realization and finding myself with some rainy day kitchen playtime on Sunday, I set about remedying the situation. Introducing: Smokey Lemon Tofu.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 brick of extra firm tofu, drained and pressed

  • juice and zest of 2 lemons

  • ~1.5 tbsp honey

  • ~4 tbsp oil of your choice

  • 2-3 pinches of smoked paprika

What you’ll do:

  1. Slice tofu into ~8 pieces and place in tupperware container/bowl/whatever.

  2. Combine lemon juice/zest, honey, oil, and paprika. Pour evenly over tofu, cover, and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Reserve liquid and grill or bake tofu slices until browned. While tofu is cooking, bring reserved liquid to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a minute or two, until slightly reduced.

  4. Serve tofu drizzled with lemon sauce.

  5. Nom.