Please follow and like us: Whenever I crave for a meatless meal, tofu is usually my go-to ingredient for the rich protein source. This throwback Thursday marinated Korean BBQ Tofu not only is easy to make but is also tasty and flavorful. Fresh Korean BBQ Beef marinated overnight in Sura's sweet Bulgogi marinade.
Marinated Korean BBQ Tofu. Korean barbecue sauce makes an excellent marinade for baked Korean BBQ tofu — just thin it out a bit with water. Try this Korean barbecue sauce-inspired marinade for baked tofu. Only a few ingredients are needed for these delicious and very flavorful bite-size tofu cubes.
Ingredients of Marinated Korean BBQ Tofu
- You need 8 oz of firm tofu, cut into bite size cubes.
- It’s 1 cup of Korean BBQ Sauce.
- It’s 2-3 Tablespoon of grated garlic.
- You need of Thinly sliced scallions and sesame (optional).
Served steaming to your table HOT, over a bed of grilled onions. Korean BBQ and farro aren't two foodstuffs you usually hear in one sentence, but we decided to mix it up just for y-o-u. We use Gochujang – a staple in Korean cooking made with red chilis, rice, and fermented soybeans. Paired with ginger, soy, brown sugar, and sesame oil, it's a perfect tofu marinade.
Marinated Korean BBQ Tofu instructions
- In a Ziploc bag or a container with lid, marinate the tofu with Korean BBQ sauce and grated garlic for at least 2 hours..
- Line the fryer basket with Grill mat or a sheet of lightly greased aluminum foil..
- Place the tofu cube inside the fryer basket and air fry at 400F (200C) for 10-12 minutes, flip once in the middle, until the surface is caramelized..
- Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds to serve if desired..
It's served with roasted veggies over farro – a type. Turn the tofu once or twice during this time, so that each piece gets marinated properly. Being the primary cook in my household, I was shocked to realize recently that I had no idea how to make one of my favorite marinades. My partner always handles the grilling of galbi (Korean short ribs) plus tofu or tempeh for me, but it seemed silly not to know what went into the sauce for this deeply flavored, salty and sweet Korean-style barbecue. The sugar in barbecue sauce is really what makes this BBQ-baked tofu cooking method (with just two ingredients, it's so easy that I can hardly call it a recipe!) work so well, but other marinades and sauces will work, so have fun experimenting with different flavors!