Tofu in Guinness

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Tofu in Guinness, sounds delicious doesn’t it? This is a dish I’ve wanted to make for a long time, but Guinness was not vegan (or vegetarian), until now. Imagine my delight when I finally saw on their website that Guinness is vegan and I can have it again.

I used to cook meat in beer many years ago (11, to be precise), when I was eating meat. Back then I wasn’t using Guinness, but another black beer. It was an easy way to make something special without having a lot of hassle. With the vegan version, it’s just the same. Just pop it into the oven and that’s it. I would suggest serving it, like I did, with oven baked chips. This means that the side dish will not take extra time to make.

Tofu in Guinness

To make this tofu in Guinness I’ve used silken tofu. It works if you are very careful when you get it out the packaging. I would suggest using a firm tofu. When I will make this recipe again, I will use firm tofu. Of course, the dish must be served with a glass of Guinness beer.

Ingredients for 2 servings of tofu in Guinness:

– 350g tofu
– 200ml Guinness
– 1 tsp dried basil
– 1 tsp dried tarragon
– sea salt
– 1 tsp smoked paprika
– pepper

Start by heating the oven at 200C or 180C fan.

Put the tofu on a non-stick baking pan. Sprinkle the spices on top of the tofu. Pour the beer in a jug and gently pour half of it over the top. The tofu should still have spices on it, but the beer helps the spices blend. Pour the rest of the beer in the tray.

Now place the tray with the tofu in the oven. Leave it to bake for around 15 minutes. Take it out of the oven and, using a spoon, scoop the sauce on the tofu. Leave it in the oven for 10 more minutes.

Tofu in Guinness with sauce and chips

It doesn’t take long to bake. The tofu is now ready to be served. Cut it in half and transfer it with care on the plate. Do the same with the other serving. Strain the sauce and pour it in two serving jugs. The sauce is thin.

If you prefer a thick sauce, then put it on a small saucepan on the hob at medium heat. Dissolve a bit of cornflour and add a spoon of oil. Leave to cook, stirring gently. The sauce should be ready in a few minutes.

Have you ever cooked with beer? What do you think of this tofu in Guinness recipe?

4 thoughts on “Tofu in Guinness

  1. I’ve never thought about alcohol not being vegan, you surprise me. What does it contain, that is not vegan? Wonderful recipe, I have had tofu in this form before, but never made with beer, it sounds delicious!

    1. I only found out a couple of years ago. Beer and wine might not be vegan or even vegetarian, depending on what is used to filter it. Eggs whites or isinglass (that is fish bladder, yuck) can be used.

  2. Tofu in beer…that’s a very creative and interesting combo. Love how delicious it turned out.

  3. I had no idea that Guiness was now vegan friendly! That’s brilliant – thanks for sharing Anca.
    Angela x

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