These crispy Blackened Tofu steaks are marinated in soy sauce, coated in a spicy blackened seasoning, and then cooked to perfection. They’re hearty, delicious, and so easy to make!
Blackened Tofu is AMAZING! It’s a fast, simple, and deliciously nutrient-rich comfort food. These tender strips of super firm tofu are marinated in low sodium soy sauce, coated in my own spicy Blackened Seasoning recipe, and cooked until they’re dark and crispy. The salty, spicy, burnt flavor experience of this recipe cannot be understated.
If you are still on the fence about trying tofu then this is the recipe for you. You can grill it or bake it. But, my favorite is cooking it in a hot cast iron skillet. Yum, freaking YUM! No more aimlessly sifting through countless tofu recipes.
Are you ready to go to Comfortville and Flavortown? All aboard!
Ingredients You’ll Need…
- Super Firm Tofu – This type of tofu is usually vacuum sealed and not packed in water. So, you don’t have to press it.
- Blackened Seasoning – I use my own recipe and it’s pure magic. It’s a simple mixture of spices and herbs that add just the right amount of “KICK” to your food. Click HERE to get the recipe.
- Low Sodium Soy Sauce – I use this to marinate the tofu before coating it with the seasoning. If you want this gluten-free use Tamari or simply omit this altogether.
Be sure and check out my list of Kitchen Essentials For Healthy Vegan Oil-Free Cooking.
How To Make Blackened Tofu
- Start by slicing the tofu through the center so that you create two separate slabs. Then, cut each of those slabs in half to make 4 steaks. I cut them into triangles because I thought it was cool. But, you do you.
- Place the tofu in a dish with a flat bottom. Then, pour in the soy sauce and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- Add the blackened seasoning spice onto a plate or dish with a flat bottom.
- Press the tofu into the spices and rotate until all sides are covered fairly well.
- Cook in a hot nonstick skillet until each side is crispy and dark like the photos below. I love using cast iron for this recipe.
What Kind Of Tofu Should I Use
My favorite is this Super Firm High Protein Tofu. It’s meaty, firm, and doesn’t have to be pressed.
If you have to use tofu that’s packed in water make sure it is Extra Firm. I would also consider investing a tofu press. It’s not expensive and worth the money.
How To Serve Blackened Tofu?
One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. There’s no “one way.” It is great alongside veggies, salads, pasta, and other dishes. It’s great for adding more heartiness as well as an extra layer of flavor and texture.
Here are a few different ways for serving up this crispy Blackened Tofu.
- Instant Pot Brown Rice
- Quinoa Black Bean Salad
- Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Kale Pasta
- Oil-Free Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Whole Wheat Beer Bread (use my Cashew Mayo and make an incredible sandwich)
Want More Tofu Recipes?
- Easy Grilled Tofu
- Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- Easy Vegan Tofu Sour Cream
- Tofu Bacon
- Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble
- Easy Vegan Tofu Ricotta
- Vegan Breakfast Tacos
Did you make this Blackened Tofu? Please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below and let me know your thoughts. Your feedback is helpful.Print
- Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Slice the tofu through the center so that you create two separate slabs. Then, cut each of those slabs in half to make 4 steaks. I cut them into triangles, but do as you prefer.
- Place the tofu in a dish with a flat bottom. Then, pour in the soy sauce and let the tofu marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- Add the blackened seasoning spice onto a plate or dish with a flat bottom. Press the tofu into the spices and rotate until all sides are covered fairly well.
- Cook in a hot nonstick skillet for 3-5 minutes per side. I love using cast iron for this recipe.
- Prep Time: 20 mins.
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Entree
- Method: Pan fry
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 tofu steak
- Calories: 130
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 189.1 mg
- Fat: 6.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 5.4 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Protein: 13 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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