This recipe for specialty tofu from Charleston, South Carolina Based Pigtail Brands using Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbecue Sauce is simple, delicious and very healthy. We just wanted to post for all of the vegans out there who would like to enjoy our sauce as well.
What will you need?
-A Bottle or two of Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce
-One Block Of Extra Firm Tofu
1. Preheat oven to 365 & drain one block of extra firm tofu while you wait.
2. Slice tofu into about 1/2 inch rectangles. If the slices are too thin they may crumble, however if they are too thick they don’t quite absorb enough sauce. You want it the tofu to absorb the sauce & really keep the flavor.
3. Lay out some paper towels about 2-3 sheets thick on your cutting board or counter, place all of your sliced tofu on top, & then press with more paper towels. You have to gently press all the moisture & water out of the tofu. I have a great dish towel I do this with that the tofu doesn’t stick to but it will cling on to some towels and crumble. If you get most of the moisture out it will absorb more of the BBQ sauce flavor, so taking the time to do this makes a huge difference.
4. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil, pour some sauce on & spread it, then lay the tofu on top NOT touching each other. They need some room.
5. Pour plenty of Pigtail Brands Barbecue Sauce on top, about half the bottle, & bake for about 10 minutes. If the sauce looks like it’s drying up, I will turn them over or move them around a little with a spatula and pour almost all the rest on top.
6. Bake about 30 minutes more or less until it is crispy to your liking. I like mine pretty saucy so once it’s crispy I pour the remainder of the bottle on top. You don’t have to use the entire bottle, I once used about 3/4 and it turned out very flavorful.
Not sure how other people eat theirs, but I ALWAYS eat my BBQ tofu on a sandwich with Duke’s real mayonnaise. Coleslaw on top is also a nice addition. Here are a few more recipes around the web for BBQ Tofu. Also check out the feature on Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce from Pigtail Brands in today’s Charleston, South Carolina newspaper The Post and Courier titled “New cue players: 4 join growing number of local barbecue sauces.”