Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday 75. I am considering this week my vacation week. I am trying to catch up on so many things at home and work. I have a couple meals photographed from this week that I will share next week, but until then, I thought I would re-hash a post that was not featured on What I Ate Wednesday for this weeks WIAW post. It is from early summer last year, you can see how much younger Mya looks a year ago!
This is a perfect summer grilling meal and it is my inspiration for what I will make at the beach this weekend!
I hope you enjoy this rewind post:
It is Sunday, 80 degrees, sunny, and beautiful outside. Dinner must be on the grill. After inventorying the veggies and protein options, I settled on making grilled tofu steaks, veggie packs, and salad.
I had Wildwood super firm tofu. It has a thick texture that can withstand marinating and grilling. I created a “steak” marinate by combining a mixture of 2 tbsp. olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar, a few shakes of liquid smoke, some Braggs liquid aminos, a tsp. of Dijon, 1/2 tsp. grain mustard, and 2 tbsp. water and a dash of toasted sesame oil. I whisked it until it was emulsified. Then I blended in sea salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash Steak seasoning. The marinade actually tasted like grilled steak. It is amazing. I sliced the tofu into 1/4 inch pieces and marinated them for one hour, turning once.
While the tofu was marinating, I prepared my grill packs. I used baby potatoes, which I microwaved for 3 minutes to par cook, chopped mixed bell peppers, red onions, corn kernels and I thinly sliced one field roast Italian sausage into the mix. I tossed it all with some olive oil, sea salt and pepper. I placed it in a Reynolds hot bag, (I had a sample from last year), I usually just use foil.
After I removed the tofu from the marinade, I sliced 1 zucchini length wise into four pieces and placed it in the remaining marinade for a few minutes while the grill was heating.
The grill pack was place directly on the grill. I put the tofu and zucchini on a grilling tray.