Indonesian-Style Tofu


1 pound firm tofu, cut into 1 inch-thick slices

Drain between layers of paper towels for 30 minutes.


2 large dried shiitake mushrooms (about 1/4 oz), chopped

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 garlic clove, halved

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper


1/2 cup soy sauce


1/4 teaspoon ginger

Honey Tips

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Marinade: Bring mushrooms and water to boil in a small saucepan. Cook until tender,about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Place tofu in a single layer in a shallow pan. Pour marinade over tofu. Refrigerate overnight.Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.To Grill: Prepare barbecue or preheat broiler. Remove tofu from marinade and pat dry. Grill or broil, until just heated through, turning once, about 5 minutes. Transfer to platter. Pour sauce over tofu. Serve with rice and a tossed green salad. Serves 4.