FOR THE MARINATED TOFU:
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce*
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1/3 cup Simply Organic White Minced Onion
2 tablespoons Simply Organic Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Ginger Root
1/2 pound extra-firm tofu, sliced into 2-inch squares about ⅓-inch thick
1/4 pound fresh pineapple, cored and sliced roughly 2 inches wide and 1/4-inch thick
FOR THE AIOLI:
4 ounces mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Sriracha chile sauce, or to taste
FOR THE SLIDERS:
4 whole grain, dinner roll-sized buns, sliced
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
1. Whisk together the first 9 ingredients (liquids and spices) in a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup.
2. Place the sliced tofu and pineapple in a shallow casserole, and cover with the teriyaki marinade. Turn each slice once or twice to coat, and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to overnight.
3. Mix together the mayonnaise, lime juice and chile sauce. Taste and adjust if needed, then refrigerate.
4. Preheat your grill. Real wood charcoal tastes best, but gas works fine. Avoid instant-light briquettes as they make food taste like lighter fluid. Aim for medium-high heat – if your grill lid has a thermometer built into the lid, it should read about 375 degrees.
5. Remove the tofu and the pineapple from the marinade and gently scrape off the excess marinade with a rubber spatula or the edge of the casserole. Place directly onto the grill and cook until well marked, roughly 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to warm plate or upper rack of the grill.
6. Spread a light coating of the aioli on the inside of each slice of bun, and place bun face down on the grill. Char 1 to 2 minutes or to desired doneness.
7. Assemble sliders, each with a slice of tofu (or 2), a slice of pineapple, and 1 to 2 basil leaves per bun. Serve with additional aioli on the side.
*Use a vegetarian version of Worcestershire sauce.
Always buy organic tofu to avoid chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your tofu, and always use firm or extra-firm tofu for grilling.
Substitute any preferred chile sauce for Sriracha, or if desired, simply omit it altogether.