I am a huge fan of tofu. I always tell people if they don’t like it they haven’t had me cook it for them yet. It’s not as egotistical as it sounds! It’s just that most people simply don’t know how to use tofu to their advantage.
Tofu is the perfect palette to add flavors to…and I love smoky flavors! You can probably tell because of my heavy use of liquid smoke in most of my recipes. I used to buy a brand of smoked tofu when I lived in New Orleans (which I can’t get here in Durham). However, it was the perfect thing to have on asian style greens. Yum!
This is my first try smoking tofu in the slow cooker. You can smoke it on the grill with a smoker box, but it’s January, the perfect time to find another way. A way that is inside the warm house of course!
I made this in my largest oval slow cooker. You could cut the planks to fit your slow cooker, but I’m too lazy at the moment. I bought maple grilling planks because they were on sale, but you can get any kind grilling planks that you prefer.
I’m calling this one version 1 because I want to try to marinate next time, so I’ll be posting that in the next few weeks.