Marinated Tofu Recipe

Been cycling for about two weeks now, sometimes twice a day (I’m not sure what it is that drives me these days, but I’m exhausted). I’m starting to feel a difference even if I’m not seeing it yet. It’s helping me to wake up in the morning, and sleep a more sound sleep. But my knees are killing me…
I was cycling tonight instead of watching TV. I made grilled, marinated tofu tonight, and had to do something while it was marinating (marinating?). Good stuff this tofu — and great on the barbecue. Here’s what you need:


  • 1 brick of firm or extra-firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup umeboshi vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 TBS chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp coarse black pepper, or a pepper blend
  • 3 TBS hot sauce (some Asian hot sauce is best here)


  1. Mix above ingredients (except tofu) in a 9 inch glass loaf pan or a bowl
  2. Cut the tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and add to liquid
  3. Marinade for 1 hour or more, then grill on barbecue over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until slightly crispy
  4. Use it instead of meat on toast, with vegetables, or on a bun