Guava Jalapeno Glazed Tofu

Guava Jalapeno-Glazed Tofu


1 block extra firm tofu
1/2 cup guava paste
1 tablespoon apricot preserves
1 jalapeno, cut in half
4 tablespoons tamari
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
vegetable oil
spice mix


*Slice tofu into 1/4 inch slices; layer between paper towel to absorb water (drain for an hour, change paper towel half way through).

* Mix spices
--Spice Mix
2 tablespoons Kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons tumeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 packet Sazon
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon curry powder

* Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

*On low/medium low heat, in a small saucepan melt guava paste, preserves, and jalapeno. Once melted add vinegar, tamari, and orange juice. Stir until completely combined (glaze will have a deep, almost black color).

* Heat grill pan to medium high, add a touch of oil; fry tofu slices until golden brown on each side. Add to baking dish. Dust both sides with spice mix (reserve remaining spice mix).

*Drizzle tofu with glaze, flip, make sure glaze is on both sides (discard jalapeno). Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Flip tofu, turn oven off. Leave in oven 15 minutes. Flip and serve.