Grilled tofu is a great summer option for vegetarians, and honestly even though I’m no longer a vegetarian, it’s one my favorites. This recipe is inspired by a Bon Appetit recipe for gochujang pork, but I veganized it and adapted it to work with ingredients that are easily found. You might have all the ingredients for the marinade in your kitchen!
If you have time, marinate the tofu overnight and be sure to flip it occasionally so the marinade is absorbed on both sides. If you plan in advance this is a super easy weeknight meal. Omnivores, we have a version for you too, just click here. If you have a food processor, this is the handiest tool for making crunchy slaws. Ours has an adjustable slicing blade. I went super fine on this version which was a nice way to enjoy the fennel. The food processor is also perfect for pureeing the marinade, for this recipe it’s the handiest tool in your kitchen.
Sriracha Grilled Tofu & Fennel Slaw
14 – 16 oz tofu
1/4 cup sriracha
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for grilling
8 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
2 inches ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
Optional: cashews and scallions or onion tops for garnish
1 small head of cabbage (to equal about 8 cups shredded)
1 fennel bulb
juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Marinate the tofu. Slice the into slices about 3/4 inch thick. Puree the sriracha, honey, vinegar, oil, garlic, and ginger in a food processor or blender. Place the tofu in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over. Marinate at least 2 hours, flipping halfway through, or up to 1 day.
Make the slaw. Slice the cabbage in half and remove the core. If using a food processor, cut into wedges that will fit in the feed tube. Otherwise use a sharp knife. Shred cabbage, you should have about 8 cups.
Remove the bottom and top green parts of the fennel. Slice in half lengthwise, then into quarters. Slice with food processor or sharp knife.
Remove the tops and bottoms of carrots and shred.
Toss the slaw with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Grill the pork. Heat grill to high, then grill tofu a few minutes per side. Tofu should have dark grill marks on each side.
To serve, arrange tofu on a platter. Garnish with cashews and scallions or onion tops and extra sriracha.