I love June. Warmer temperatures, the return of old friends and new, time for long bike rides and dinners cooked over open flames, and the two year anniversary of Cadry’s Kitchen! What started as a month-long project became a favorite hobby, a place to explore recipes and ideas, and a fun way to meet others in the blogosphere.
To celebrate this two-year mark and the return of the summer season, I made a grilling video featuring one of my favorite tofu marinades, Lemony Rosemary Tofu. I’ve written about this marinade before, because in winter months I slow cook it in the oven until it is tender and chewy and smells of garlic and rosemary fill the house. Now that it’s time to keep the house cool and find another reason to stay outdoors, the tofu works beautifully on the grill. It requires just ten minutes on each side and there’s no baking dish to soak afterwards. For this video, I used the Tofu Xpress to press the super firm tofu. If you don’t have one and would like to press tofu the old-fashioned way or if you don’t know why someone would want to press tofu, check out this video.
Serves 2 generously (Or 2 plus leftovers)
- 1 package (14 oz.) water-packed super firm tofu, pressed and sliced into 3 wide slices (or 6 short slices)
- Juice of 1 large lemon (about ¼ cup)
- 1 Tbsp. tamari soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
- 2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated with a Microplane
- A few shakes (or grinds) black pepper, to taste
Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a shallow pie dish or small baking dish. Soak the tofu slices in marinade for 1 hour, flipping once halfway through. Set the grill to a medium heat and grill slices for about ten minutes on each side or until they have nice, brown grill marks. Serve with a salad, grilled vegetable skewers, barley, or on a sandwich.
Also, what would a celebration be without a gift? I contacted the folks at Strawesome about offering one of their beautifully-crafted glass straws for a giveaway, and they were kind enough to say yes. I try to reduce the amount of plastic in my life, especially plastic that comes into contact with my food. Glass straws are a great way to do that. Plus, there’s less waste to throw away, and that’s better for everyone. Their straws come in a variety of colors and sizes, and they’re all made by a family owned and operated Michigan company started by a stay-at-home mom. I have one of their straws in amber, and I enjoy using it with a green smoothie or tall glass of cucumber, lemon, and mint water. I’m always a fan of products that infuse day-to-day life with a bit more fun. One random glass straw is up for grabs to a resident of the United States or Canada.
To enter, just leave a comment below. For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment telling me that you did. The contest ends on June 30th, and a winner will be chosen randomly and announced on July 1st. Until then, get outside and enjoy some sunshine (unless you live in the southern hemisphere, and then you have my condolences.)