Wondering what to do with that Himalayan salt block that someone gave you for Christmas years ago? Cooking tofu on a salt block makes wonderful, delicious tofu! Of course we think tofu is wonderful anyways, but in case you’re on the fence, this is how to make tofu taste good. (Plus we include an awesome 4-ingredient marinade for tofu!) Some people have a hard time wrapping their head around cooking on a block of salt; it helps to understand that you are basically using the salt block as a griddle (and it will be just as hot as a griddle). While salt block cooking is typically thought of in the context of meat and grilling, cooking tofu on your big old block of salt, on your stove top in your kitchen, yields a tofu unlike any other.
We call this easy tofu marinade and sauce our “6 x 1” marinade (pronounced “six by one”, or just “six by”) because it consists of one tablespoon of each of six ingredients (plus some water). It’s super simple, in fact deceptively simple. We say “deceptively” because it’s one of those recipes that people will think you spent waaaay more time and effort on than you actually did. We love those kinds of recipes.
This awesome tofu marinade works in your air fryer as well as in your oven. It makes tofu cubes that are as versatile as they are delicious, with perfectly done outsides and incredible creamy centers. There are as many marinade recipes for tofu as there are, well, maybe not stars in the sky, but there are a lot of tofu marinade recipes, and we will put this one up against any of them. The secret to this easy, incredible marinade and its fabulous, magical alchemy with tofu is in how you press the tofu, and then letting the tofu marinate for a good long time. For this recipe it is imperative that you use the type of tofu that is found packed in water, in the refrigerated section. We use the House brand tofu from Costco for this, and it’s perfect.
We call this ‘Boss’ marinated grilled tofu because it’s so easy, so delicious, and goes with anything, so it lets you tofu like a boss!