Makes 4 servings
1 1-lb package of firm or extra firm tofu
1/3 cup hoisin sauce (my favorite brand is Lee Kum Kee)
1/4 cup cooking sherry
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
Heat broiler (high). Slice tofu into four 1/2 inch thick rectangles. Set on paper towels to drain.
Combine the hoisin sauce, sherry, vegetable oil, and garlic in a shallow dish. I use a baking dish with a lid. Make a 1/4 inch diagonal cut on each slice of tofu. Place tofu in the dish, covering it with the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
To broil, place the tofu on a cookie sheet (or other sheet)about 4 to 5 inches from the heat. Broil about 7 minutes, flipping over once, until it forms a nicely browned crust.