Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks


An incredibly delicious way to enjoy the plant protein powerhouse tofu; glazed with a sweet and zesty homemade teriyaki sauce.

Tofu is a blank canvas that starts you off with a ton of protein. And from there, it will get as tasty as you make it to be. One foolproof way to do it is to take a page from the Asian cuisine, particularly the teriyaki sauce! While it is available in most stores, it is not hard to make it at home. The recipe here may not be the most traditionalist but it has my own quirks and twists. And I absolutely love it. This whole dish, presented with iron cast seared plantains, avocado slices and warm naan bread was a dream lunch for me. As promised on instagram, the recipe for the teriyaki tofu steaks is below:

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Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Maya Sozer
Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic ~5 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon+ lemon juice juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon corn starch
Tofu Steaks
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu 1 lbs, 454 gr
  • Oil for coating the pan (use your favorite high temperature oil: coconut, grapeseed, corn, canola...)
  1. Mix all the teriyaki sauce ingredients well
  2. Cut the tofu block into about 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick slices
  3. Coat a skillet with oil and warm up over medium-high
  4. Add the tofu steaks. Depending on the skillet size, you will likely need to cook these in 2 batches
  5. Flip and cook the tofu until it develops a golden-brown crust on both sides, repeat until all the tofu is cooked
  6. Leave the last batch in the skillet and pour in half of the teriyaki sauce mix
  7. Keep the heat on, coat and flip the tofu steaks with the sauce as the sauce reduces, clarifies and thickens, about 2 minutes.
  8. Repeat with the rest of the tofu steaks and the sauce.


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4 thoughts on “Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks

    1. I am using an extra firm tofu, I drained the water but I didn’t press the tofu at all. It might be better if pressed but I was just too lazy 🙂 Turned out great

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