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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Tofu Recipe

This Authentic Jamaican Jerk Tofu Recipe is packed full of bold Caribbean flavors to light your taste buds with excitement! Grill or pan fry options included.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword vegan main course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author LarishaBernard


Optional Side Dish


  • Freeze and thaw tofu and use a tofu press to get the water out.
    *See Notes in post for why and how to do this if needed.
  • Add all the ingredients except the tofu into a blender or food processor and blend until very well combined. Put into a jar.
  • Once pressed, slice tofu in half and then half again for 4 equal size pieces (or cube if desired).
  • Place tofu into a shallow container that has a lid. Spread 1/4-1/3 cup jerk sauce across and over all sides. Rub into the tofu. Place lid on top and into fridge to marinate overnight or at least 4-6 hours.
  • To Grill: Preheat grill to medium (about 400 degrees). Add tofu directly to greased grill grates or to a grill mat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway.
    To Pan Fry: add 1 tbsp oil to a large skillet and heat over medium low heat. Once hot, add tofu and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping occasionally to get all the sides.
  • Remove and serve with Jamaican rice and peas or desired side dishes.


*See notes in post for tips and more details.