Vegan BBQ Sauce: What’s the Difference?
The term “BBQ” stands for Barbeque Sauce. It is made from vinegar, salt, sugar and spices. There are many types of barbecue sauces available on the market today. Some of them contain no meat ingredients at all! Other kinds have beef or pork ingredients in them. And some others use both meat and vegetable flavors to create a unique flavor profile for each type of sauce they offer.
Vegetarian BBQ Sauce: What’s the Difference?
There are two main categories of vegetarian barbecue sauces: soy based and non-soy based. Soy based sauces tend to be thicker than their non-soy counterparts, with a stronger taste. Non-soy based sauces are thinner and less intense tasting than their soy counterparts. They do not contain any animal products whatsoever.
Non-Soy Vegan BBQ Sauce: What’s the Difference?
These vegan barbecue sauces are made without any animal products whatsoever. These include dairy, eggs, honey, lard (lard is rendered fat), palm oil, peanut butter and other nut butters. They may also contain fish sauce or other condiments such as mustard and ketchup. If there is a soy ingredient in these sauces it will be listed on the label as “may contain.”
What Should I Look Out For When Buying A Barbecue Sauce?
Allergies are a consideration when buying a barbecue sauce. If you are allergic to a particular ingredient then it is best to avoid that product at all costs. There is always a possibility of an allergic reaction occurring so it is best to play it safe.
The “Best By” or “Best Before” date is one other thing to look out for. This is the last day the sauce is at its peak quality. If the sauce has expired then do not buy it as it may spoil your food.
What Goes with Grilled Tofu?
The fun thing about tofu is that it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with. So in that way, the options are endless! For a classic take on grilled tofu, try marinating firm or extra-firm tofu in a mixture of soy sauce, cider vinegar, garlic, ginger and a little bit of sesame oil. Cook it on the grill with your preferred veggie kabobs and you have an easy and healthy meal.
What Else Goes With Tofu?
If you want to add a little more flavor to your tofu, try creating a simple Asian-inspired marinade. For instance, try combining soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic and ginger for a great all-purpose marinade. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a few chopped green onions or chopped peanuts for added flavor.
How Do I Make Grilled Tofu That Isn’t Dry?
One of the most common complaints about grilled tofu is that it can turn out dry and bland when grilled. The key to avoiding this is to squeeze out as much of the moisture as you can before you start cooking. Then, while it’s on the grill, be sure to turn it every five minutes or so. This will allow for even cooking and also prevent burning or unnecessary dryness.
How Do I Cook Grilled Tofu So That It Isn’t Sticky Or Rubbery?
Tofu has a tendency to become sticky and rubbery if not handled properly. To avoid this, try freezing the tofu overnight before cooking it. This helps to improve the texture by making it less spongy. Once frozen, defrost the tofu, then squeeze out as much moisture as you can. This will prevent the tofu from absorbing too much of the marinade and keep it from sticking to the grill.
How Long Does Grilled Tofu Last In The Refrigerator?
Tofu lasts in the refrigerator for up to a week, but for optimal quality, it should not be kept in there for more than a week.
How Do I Freeze Grilled Tofu?
Freezing grilled tofu is easy to do if you plan ahead.
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