Everyone needs a spicy tofu recipe in their life. And these cajun orange tofu skewers are that recipe!
I really should have more tofu recipes on the blog seeing as I eat so much of it. If you don’t like tofu or think it’s bland or for whatever reason don’t agree with it then please try this recipe. It is packed with flavour and spice and is a great vegan/veggie option for a meat substitute.
Tofu is one of those foods that meat eaters often dislike, they try to compare it to meat and the texture just isn’t the same. It also has pretty much no flavour when eaten plain.
There are some great brands that do flavoured tofu and smoked tofu i
s one of my favourites. But marinating your own like this recipe is so easy and delicious!
I used a brand called The Tofoo Co, which you can get in most supermarkets in the UK and their tofu is extra firm and just amazing. No need to place books on top of your tofu to squeeze out the water. Just chop it up, leave it to marinade and then cook! Simple as that. Just make sure you make this a couple of hours before you are due to eat because marinating is a key step in this recipe. It’s spicy, sticky, crispy and soft on the inside.
So whether you make these to share or to eat or you own, they are easy, delicious and addictive.
As always if you make these cajun orange tofu skewers be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe and tag me on Instagram. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!
- 1 block / 225g extra firm tofu
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cajun spice
- 1 blood orange
- 1 tsp smoked garlic granules
Cut the block into 12 square pieces. If your tofu is not firm, you well need to squeeze out as much water as you can.
Juice the orange and mix with all the other ingredients together in a bowl/pyrex dish. You want to use something that will cover most of the tofu in the marinade.
Place the tofu pieces in the marinade and pop into the fridge. If the pieces are not completely covered, turn them over after an hour. You should notice that the tofu has started to turn an orangey/brown colour. Leave for at least two hours to soak up the flavours.
Half an hour before you are ready, soak some skewers in cold water.
Heat a griddle pan on medium heat with a small amount of oil. Place 4 pieces of tofu on a skewer (you may need to cut the skewers in half so they fit in the pan).
Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are sticky and browned. Pour over the left over juice as you are cooking them.
If you can’t handle a lot of spice, use 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning.
I used a blood orange, but any orange will work.
Smoked garlic granules give a deeper flavour, but regular garlic granules will work too.
I used Tofoo naked tofu.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1387mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g