This smoky marinated tofu is so flavorful and perfect for your next summer BBQ!
Can you believe that it’s almost August?! I happen to love August because it’s my birthday month, but it also signals the end of summer. That is, if you don’t live in the desert where is stays hot until after Thanksgiving 🙂
I feel like late July, early August is when people are trying to get in the last of their summer fun before school starts back up. Which hopefully means a few more BBQs and maybe a vacation or two.
As my husband said, this is a piece of tofu in a bun, not a hotdog, but I’m standing by my recipe name! I’ve marinated the pieces of tofu in a bunch of delicious flavors and they have such a great smokey flavor that tastes pretty darn close to a hotdog if you ask me 🙂
I see a lot of fake meat marinades that contain liquid smoke and in this recipe I opted to use something a little more natural, because for some reason liquid smoke kinda weirds me out! Instead I used smoked paprika, which adds such nice smoke flavor and also some nice color to these “hotdogs”.
As with most things, these taste better the longer you let them soak in the marinade. You could throw them on the grill, but here in Arizona it was a little too hot to even go outside to use the grill so I opted for the stovetop, which gave them a nice crust. I hope you enjoy 🙂