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Blackened Tofu Steaks

These blackened tofu steaks are marinated and coated in an aromatic blend of spices, then cooked until they become rich and smoky.
4.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Becca Heyes

Recipe printed from www.easycheesyvegetarian.com


  • 400 g (~ 14 oz) firm or extra firm tofu
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oil


  • Cut the tofu into 4 'steak' shapes. Use a clean tea towel or some kitchen paper to squeeze as much liquid out of each piece of tofu as you can (or you can use a tofu press, if you have one).
  • Place the tofu pieces in a dish, and drizzle with half of the soy sauce. After a couple of minutes, turn the pieces over, and drizzle the remaining soy sauce on the other side. Leave to marinate for a few minutes.
  • Mix all of the spices thoroughly on a small plate.
  • When the tofu has marinated for a few minutes, press each piece into the spice mixture, on both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, and add the coated tofu steaks. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes or so on each side, until the spices are a deep brown colour and the tofu is beginning to crisp up. Best served immediately.


If you'd like to prepare these vegan steaks in advance, just marinate the tofu and coat it in the spices, then store it in the fridge for a day or so, and cook just before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Blackened Tofu Steaks
Amount Per Serving (2 steaks)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 239
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.6g41%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1860mg78%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 5.8g2%
Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 33g66%
Calcium 437mg44%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.