Recipe: Grilled Thai Tofu

I admit, I expected tofu to be on this list of 10 Most Hated Foods, because of the initial reaction that I usually get when I serve it up.

So much to know about tofu!  First of all, it’s not just for vegetarians. I eat it because I enjoy it, as simple as that. Tofu is an inexpensive way to get some low-fat protein, and can be prepared hundreds of ways.

Grilled tofu with Thai Treasure

Since I like simple recipes, I came up with this very quick but exotic-tasting way to enjoy tofu that is honestly delicious. Ready?

Ingredients:

1 lb extra firm tofu
olive oil
1 T Thai Treasure spice blend
sea salt

Method 1: Grilled

Drain the tofu, then slice into 6 thick slices. Pat dry on paper towel.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 T olive oil, the Thai Treasure, and a pinch of sea salt.
Place the tofu slices on a flat plate or baking dish, and cover with the oil and spice mixture. Gently turn the tofu slices to coat, and let them sit for 5-10 minutes to absorb the flavors.
Place the tofu slices on a hot grill pan. Don’t touch them for 3-4 minutes; if you try to flip them before the bottom gets grilled, they will fall apart.
Carefully flip over the tofu, baste with any remaining olive oil mixture, and allow to grill for another 3-4 minutes.
Serve immediately.

Method 2: Sauteed

Drain the tofu, then slice into 1/2″ cubes. Pat dry on paper towel.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 T olive oil, the Thai Treasure, and a pinch of sea salt.
Place the tofu cubes into the bowl with the oil and spice mixture. Gently turn the tofu to coat, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes to absorb the flavors.
Preheat a medium sautee pan with 1 T olive oil. Sautee the tofu, gently. for 4-5 minutes until golden and the edges begin to crisp up.
Serve immediately.

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Posted on September 22, 2011, in Recipes, Thai Treasure, Vegetarian and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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