Yields 6 to 8 servings.
The Grit, located in the quintessential boho town of Athens, Georgia, is known far and wide as the touring musicians' restaurant of choice. This classic cookbook features 150 of The Grit's most requested recipes, including 20 new recipes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this famous establishment. True to its Southern roots, this hip vegetarian eatery combines soul-food sensibility with meatless cuisine, and while there are plenty of Italian, Indian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern favorites to satisfy the well-traveled vegetarian, the heart of this cuisine maintains the down-home, soul-food feeling of simple foods and classic combinations that are guaranteed to please.© 2013 Jessica Greene / Other · Reproduced with permission.
In a food processor, combine green onion, red onion, garlic, jalapeño, and ginger and grind into paste. Cover and refrigerate while tofu is prepared.
In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except tofu, vegetable oil, and soy sauce. Whisk together vigorously by hand or with hand mixer until well combined; set aside.
Tear tofu by hand into chunks of various size. In a non-stick skillet, heat vegetable oil over high heat. Sauté tofu until slightly and evenly browned. Sprinkle on soy sauce and sauté 1 or 2 minutes. It may be necessary to sauté tofu in a few batches, depending on skillet size. Combine all ingredients and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours. Reheat in a non-stick skillet over low heat and serve.