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Jerk Tofu with Pineapple
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  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineVegetarian
Servings Prep Time
4 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 1 hour
  • 1 lb extra firm tofu, pressed to remove water and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lb fresh pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
Jerk sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives, minced (reserve 1 Tbsp for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp thyme, dried
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp group allspice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  1. To press tofu: wrap it in a clean, lint-free towel or place it between two plates, then add a 2 to 3 pound weight on top (a cookbook works well) and let it sit for 15 minutes or more to remove excess water.
  2. In medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the jerk sauce ingredients. Reserve 4 tablespoons of the sauce for dressing the tofu when cooked.
  3. Marinate the pressed, cubed tofu in the jerk sauce for 30-60 minutes or overnight. Place the tofu and marinade onto an oiled sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes; then gently stir or flip the tofu and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the tofu is firm and the sauce is absorbed. On a separate oiled sheet pan, bake the pineapple cubes for 20 – 25 minutes until they just start to brown.
  4. Toss the pineapple and tofu together. Drizzle with the remaining 4 tablespoons of jerk sauce and garnish with chives and diced red pepper. Serve over a bed of greens or crisp lettuce.
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