Jamaican Jerk Tofu ~ Vegetarian

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Makes 6 servings

Sort of like barbeque but sort of like curry, sort of savory and sort of sweet, jerk seasoning is very satisfying. Remember to give yourself time for the pressing and marinade time, which add up to 2 hours.

1 lb extra firm tofu, pressed for at least an hour*

For the marinade:
1/2 large white onion, roughly choppped
4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of 1 lime
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tbsp dried thyme
2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (or one if you don't want it too spicy)

Puree all ingredients for the marinade in a blender or food processor.

Slice the pressed tofu into triangles. Marinate tofu in a covered bowl for an hour -- mix once halfway through.

Prepare the skillet with a small amount of olive oil and turn heat to medium high. When pan is hot, lay tofu in a single layer. Cook for 8 minutes on each side.

*To press tofu, wrap in paper towels or a clean dish towel and press under the weight of a flat, heavy object -- such as a plate or skillet with a heavy book in it. Turn over after 1/2 hour. This will get the water out and allow the tofu to soak up more of the marinade.

Nutrition Information per Serving
Calories: 161; Protein: 9g; Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0g; Sodium: 543 mg; Fiber: 1g

Source: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/