Find VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on TwitterFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on FacebookFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on InstagramFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on YouTube

All recipes are deliciously vegan.

Smoked Tofu Rashers & Grilled Tomatoes

gluten free
wheat free
2 spoon difficulty rating

15-20 minutes

Add on another hour or two if using the plain tofu option

Serves: 2-3

Smoked Tofu Rashers & Grilled Tomatoes

Simple and quick if using smoked tofu - but we offer an easy variant using firm plain tofu also.

Ingredients: 


Grilled Tomatoes
Half or 1 tomato per person plus olive oil and garlic

Smoked Tofu Rasher Option
1 pack smoked firm tofu, eg Taifun
Oil to fry

Marinade
Soya sauce, eg shoyu or tamari
½ tsp smoked paprika

¾ tsp liquid smoke if you can get it (Tesco sell it)

To add at the end of frying
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes and black pepper to taste 




Plain Tofu Rasher Option 
250g/9oz of the firmest plain tofu you can find - drain and press overnight or for several hours if possible. (Use a plate and weights on top and a colander underneath plus a clean tea towel/kitchen roll OR a dedicated tofu press)

2 tbsp plain vegetable oil 

Marinade
2 tbsp good quality soya sauce (see above)
1 tsp brown sugar

1½ tsp tomato puree
½ tsp balsamic vinegar
¾ tsp liquid smoke

To add at the end of frying
1 tbsp nutritional yeast

Method: 

If serving with grilled tomatoes, put on the grill first and heat to medium-high.  Chop each tomato in half, drizzle a little olive oil and crushed garlic over each half. Stick under the grill but keep an eye on them and reduce heat if they're starting to catch. Alternatively, fry them up in a wok. Flavour with fresh herbs, salt and pepper.

Smoked Tofu Option

  1. Slice the smoked tofu as thinly as you can. Set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl, make the marinade by mixing the soya sauce with the smoked paprika and liquid smoke if using.  Place the rashers in a large baking tray  and drizzle with the marinade - using a pastry brush will distribute it more evenly - and let it sit for a few minutes. 
  3. Using a good (non-stick) frying pan, heat up some oil in the pan on a high heat until it is very hot. 
  4. Fry the tofu slices until quite crispy. Add the yeast flakes and black pepper and fry quickly so it goes a bit crispy.
  5. Serve hot with the tomatoes - and toast if you wish.
     

Plain Tofu Option

  1. Make sure the tofu is well pressed (see ingredients list). 
  2. Slice it into rashers about 2-3mm (about ¼ inch).
  3. Place in a large tray and pour the marinade over the top, using a pastry brush to distribute evenly. Leave for as long as you can - four hours is best - but cover with a plastic bag if marinading for more than an hour. This stops the marinade from drying out.
  4. When it is ready, heat up a frying pan with the oil, like the Smoked Tofu option. Fry the rashers until crispy, add the nutritional yeast flakes as above and serve with the tomatoes.

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 28 of 28
Avocado Wings with Ranch Dip
These wings are a signature dish down at MNB and have been featured on our menu from day one. The...See recipe »
Fruity FroYo
This is a fresh, zingy and healthy dessert which can be made in just 5 minutes!See recipe »
Fast & Healthy Burgers
Quick, healthy and very tasty... perfect for a hearty meal on the go!See recipe »
Vegetable Paella
This paella dish is colourful and hearty with an incredible combination of flavours. It has a bit of everything you...See recipe »
Vegan White Chocolate & Raspberry Baked Cheesecake
This is a truly indulgent, decadent cake which goes down an absolute treat with all who receive it! All the...See recipe »
Yuzu Chocolate Cake
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit with a lemony-orange flavour that’s very popular in Japan and goes well with sweet...See recipe »
Roasted Tofu & Sweet Potato Rendang Curry
A firm favourite at all our vegan supper clubs. You will struggle not to eat this as you go along...See recipe »
Tomato, White Bean & 'Feta' Salad
A nice filling twist on this classic Greek salad. Very quick, easy and perfect for sunny days, picnics and barbecues.See recipe »
Tortilla De Patatas
This is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. Bars and cafes serve it as a starter or...See recipe »
Vegan Scones with Jam & Cream
Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? These scones are very quick, easy and delicious!See recipe »
Mexican Jackfruit Flatbread Pizza
If you are looking for a pizza that is big on flavour without the hassle of proving dough then this...See recipe »
Aubergine & Green Lentil Koftas
These Lentil Koftes are a fantastic way to enjoy the flavours of the middle east from your own home. The...See recipe »
Cheatin' Tofu Katsu Curry
This is an amazingly quick way of making a katsu curry! You can also use the panko covered tofu in...See recipe »
Quick Quinoa Salad
This can be made really quickly if you use pre-cooked quinoa (eg Merchant Gourmet) and makes for a very healthy,...See recipe »
Loaded Nachos (supermarket style)
These nachos are great to share with friends or for when you fancy a bit of no hassle indulgence! There...See recipe »
Instant Gnocchi (supermarket style)
This is such a quick recipe (5-10 minutes) and can be easily adapted depending on what veg you fancy. Grab...See recipe »
Cheatin' Chana Masala
This is a very simple chana masala recipe using a masala paste for when you're short of time! Easy but...See recipe »
Vegan Cheese Ploughman's Sandwich
A ploughman's sandwich and deliciously vegan. If you're feeling lazy, Waitrose and Sainsbury's offer a tasty one in their sandwich...See recipe »
Easy Protein Wrap
These wraps are full of protein and perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, festivals, camping and pre or post workout.See recipe »
Butternut Squash & Lentil Warm Salad (supermarket style)
This is a delicious and hearty salad which can be served as a side or as a main. It's very...See recipe »
Toast with all the Good Stuff
This is such a simple recipe and perfect for when you're short of time, want something healthy and would like...See recipe »
Vegan Cheeseburger (supermarket style)
There are so many shop-bought vegan burgers out there now, you're spoiled for choice! If you're looking for the 'meaty'...See recipe »
Vegan BLT Sandwich
A deliciously vegan version of this classic sandwich... very tasty and super easy!See recipe »
Raw Cheesecake
At Stem + Glory our raw desserts are an absolute winner, and one of our best sellers. Cashew nuts are...See recipe »
Nori Rolls
Stem + Glory founder Louise has been experimenting with plant-based foods for more than 30 years and loves clean and...See recipe »
Cheatin' Tagine
We can't quite believe how delicious this tagine is and yet it's so easy! Definitely one for the weekly staples.....See recipe »
Simple Roast Tomato Soup
Fresh, zingy and everything we love about summer! This is such a tasty and healthy soup with the added bonus...See recipe »
Portable Blueberry Cheesecakes (no-bake)
These cheesecakes are super easy and so handy for taking on picnics or to a barbecue. The recipe will make...See recipe »