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So, I was doing some experimenting with thin slices of tofu tonight. I'm going to try using a cheese slicer to get it nice and thin, and then cook it fairly crisp, in a moderately "bacony" sort of style. However, I'd like to marinade the tofu first. I was thinking about liquid smoke, which I'm not sure I can find here, or maybe Braggs/aminos, which is available. I was considering regular soy sauce as well, but I'm not really a fan, so I have some doubts about that.<br><br><br><br>
Any suggestions from the culinary crowd would be greatly appreciated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I don't marinate it, but I do use the cheese slicer. I fry the pressed slices until golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat. Drizzle over a mixture of 2 tbsp. of braggs and 1 tsp. of liquid smoke, stir to coat evenly. Return to heat. Sprinkle a quarter cup of nut yeast over the whole mess and stir again. Big family favorite around here!
 

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<a href="http://www.fatfree.com/recipes/meat-analogues/tofu-bacon" target="_blank">Tofu Bacon.</a><br><br><br><br>
A little kick of chili sauce might be good.<br><br><br><br>
There's a great recipe for tempeh bacon in Vegan With a Vengeance. I'll post the marinade used in that if no one beats me to the punch.
 

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Liquid smoke ought to be pretty easy to get, and it's great stuff for giving all kinds of soups and stews that "little something" that meaters get by adding bacon. Try looking with the barbecue and worcestershire sauces in your regular grocery store.
 

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The marinade for Tempeh Bacon:<br><br><br><br>
3 tsb Bragg's<br><br>
1 tsp tomato paste<br><br>
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar<br><br>
1/4 tsp liquid smoke<br><br>
2 cloves garlic<br><br>
2 tbs peanut oil<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Actually, you could probably make some halfway decent "bacon" starting with smoked tofu. The kind my grocery store carries is, like, extra extra extra firm and when I barbecue it I don't even bother marinating it it's so darned tasty as is.
 

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I freeze the tofu first and thaw it. Then make a mixture of soy sauce, liquid smoke, maple syrup, nutritional yeast, and some water so it's not too salty.<br><br>
Marinate the tofu for a while then cook it on the grill. Absolutely love the stuff:lick
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will try the VWaV marinade for our Sunday breakfast feast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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