Recipe courtesy of Carol Gabbard. Picture from Senator Mike Gabbard’s buffet table at opening day of the 2011 Hawaii legislature.
2 blocks firm Aloha tofu
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce or to your taste
1 teaspoon black pepper or to your taste
1 teaspoon Spike (a salt and herb seasoning)
½ cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Your favorite BBQ sauce
Let tofu drain for a couple hours. (I make a slit in the plastic covering and pour out the water leaving the tofu in the container. I then put a can of soup on top to speed up the process of draining off more water before cutting tofu.)
Cut the tofu in ½ inch cubes and put in a bowl. Add the oil, soy sauce, pepper and spike and gently stir, so you minimize breakage of the cubes. Place tofu on an oiled cookie sheet and spread out evenly so pieces aren’t on top of each other. Put in a 350 degree preheated oven. Stir once or twice while baking. Depending on the amount of water in the tofu, it will take 20-35 minutes to brown nicely. The tofu will sometimes puff up, which is fine, and that is the time to remove from the oven.
Sauté onion and garlic in a 2 Tbsp oil in a large skillet until onion is soft. Add the tofu and enough BBQ sauce to cover nicely. Stir and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes.
This is delicious served with brown rice, and is even better the next day!