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Korean BBQ tofu


BBQ Tofu

  • 2 pounds (907 g) extra firm tofu, frozen overnight
  • 1 cup (240 ml) peanut butter

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1- inch (2.5 cm) piece of ginger peeled and grated


  • 6 large bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 2 teaspoon (10 ml) seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup (240 ml) sliced English cucumber
  • 4 scallions, sliced on the bias
  • 2 hot red chili peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch mint
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 cup (240 ml) crushed toasted peanuts


BBQ Tofu

  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F (150° C).
  2. Thaw tofu completely, drain, squeeze all water out.
  3. Cut into large pieces (one-x one-x five-inch/two and a half x two and a half x 12.5 centimetres).
  4. Brush tofu with peanut butter on all sides.
  5. Add to a lined baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, until brown and firm.

Barbecue Sauce 

  1. Combine gochujang, honey, soy, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and ginger, mix well and set aside.


  1. Preheat a grill to high heat.
  2. Break off the largest Bibb lettuce leaves, present on a serving tray.
  3. Toss the julienned carrot in a bowl and dress with salt, rice wine vinegar, and toasted sesame oil. Present in a small dish.
  4. Slice the cucumber, scallions, and red chilli pepper, and pick the leaves of mint and/or cilantro. Present each on the serving platter or in individual small dishes.
  5. Brush tofu with Barbecue Sauce, and grill until caramelized and beautiful. Continue grilling and brushing with sauce as needed, or until charred and sauced on all sides.
  6. Spread the peanuts on a plate.
  7. When the tofu has finished grilling, transfer, while still hot, to the plate and roll in the peanuts until evenly coated.
  8. Add the hot, peanut-crusted BBQ Tofu to the serving tray with the lettuce and veggies.
  9. Let everyone build their own lettuce wrap by placing a tofu piece onto a lettuce leaf and adding the toppings that they like.
  10. Serve any remaining Barbecue Sauce on the side. Enjoy! 

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