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Honey and Miso Glazed Tofu

Honey and miso glazed tofu with soy sauce, garlic and ginger is a gloriously quick and easy vegetarian recipe that cooks under a hot grill.

When I say quick, this recipe takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare, it also cooks in less than 10 minutes.

Overhead honey and miso glazed tofu served with egg fried rice.

Grilled Glazed Tofu

There was a time when I was very rude about tofu, but over the years I have developed a great deal of love for this often maligned ingredient.

Whilst it does not possess a great deal of flavour, it does have a wonderful texture. It also takes big flavours really very well.

I think it is a wonderfully versatile ingredient, I have dishes as diverse as crispy Vietnamese fried tofu with tomato sauce and a fantastic tofu pasta to tofu massaman curry and a glorious Korean-influenced tofu stew.

My latest offering leans (lightly) on Japanese influences. White miso, honey, soy and sesame oil form a wonderful glaze that gets an addition of garlic and ginger.

It’s wonderfully easy to cook too, rather than being pan-fried it gets slid under a fiercely hot grill (broiler) for a few minutes on each side.

It’s cheap, delicious, quick and easy, it pretty much ticks every box!

Close-up honey and miso glazed tofu served with egg fried rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of tofu do you use?

This recipe needs extra firm tofu and my go-to brand at the moment is Tofoo.

Can I use red or brown miso paste?

Yes, however red and brown miso are much more pokey in terms of flavour. I would reduce the amount used by at least half.

Do I have to use both types of soy sauce?

No, the dark soy sauce in this recipe mainly exists to add colour and it is not a dominant flavour.

Can I make this Vegan?

Yes, the only thing in this recipe that is not vegan is the honey.

However, you could swap it out for golden syrup, agave syrup or even maple syrup and still have a tasty dish.

Can I cook this on the hob/stovetop?

Yes, searing this in a griddle pan or even a frying pan for a couple of minutes on each side. I would use a nonstick pan and you will need to be careful when you flip the tofu.

Close-up overhead honey and miso glazed tofu served with egg fried rice.

Serving Suggestions

I’ve served this miso-glazed tofu with my egg fried rice recipe in these pictures. But if you wanted to shift this to a vegan dish, then this vegetable fried rice would be a great option.

Noodles are also a great accompaniment to this recipe.

My mushroom yaki udon recipe would be awesome alongside this, as would my sweet chilli noodles or even my sweet and sour noodle stir fry.

A bit of sharpness makes a great contrast to the sweet and umami flavours in the tofu, and my pickled daikon would be the perfect choice.

Honey and miso glazed tofu served with egg fried rice.

Equipment Used

I only name-check brands of equipment if I think that they make a material difference to a recipe. But, if you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section below the recipe.

  • Grill aka broiler.
  • Chopping board.
  • Kitchen knife.
  • Large shallow bowl.
  • Grater.
  • Mixing spoon and a spatula to flip the tofu.
  • Weighing scales and measuring spoons.
Grilled honey and miso glazed tofu served with egg fried rice.
Yield: 2 Servings

Quick and Easy Miso Glazed Tofu Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Quick and easy honey and miso glazed tofu with garlic and ginger is a delicious vegetarian centrepiece to a meal that cooks in under 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 450g (1lb) Extra Firm Tofu
  • 15g (Half Thumb Sized Piece) Ginger
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp White Miso
  • 20g (1 Tbsp) Honey
  • ½ Tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Pinch of MSG (Optional)
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds (For Garnish)
  • Sliced Spring Onions (For Garnish)

Instructions

  1. Cut the tofu into 6 slices (of an even thickness) and sandwich them between kitchen paper whilst you prepare the glaze.
  2. Peel and grate the ginger and pop it into a large shallow bowl.
  3. Peel and mash the garlic into a paste and add it to the ginger.
  4. Add the miso, honey, soy sauces, sesame oil and MSG to the bowl and mix everything together.
  5. Coat the tofu in the glaze and allow it to sit whilst you heat the grill (broiler) as high as you can.
  6. Place the tofu on a grid, slide it under the grill and cook it for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  7. Serve garnished with spring onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1080mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 26g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

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