Jalapeno Lime TofuPosted: January 17, 2011
Good evening guys! Has it been as long of a Monday for you as it has been for me? My afternoon was spent pouring over medical journals and trying to translate lab results into English. What’s that, boss? You want me to throw a journalistic spin on it too? Suuure, no problem! Err…..
Thankfully, a great dinner is able to melt away some of the challenges from a long day at the office.
Jalapeno lime tofu qualifies as a killer dinner component, don’t you think?
Yes, yes I do. Especially when it draws upon a feisty flavor combination that’s been rattling around in my head for a week!
After my Lemon Pepper Tofu post, Jen left me a link with some information about raw tofu. Since I tend to prefer my dinners as close to bacteria-free as possible, I went ahead and cooked the tofu this time 😉
Jalapeno Lime Tofu
Vegan, serves two
- 1/2 block of extra firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 lime
- 1/4 tsp jalapeno powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic salt
Press and cube your tofu. Oh you fancy, huh? Use a tofu press. You a broke-azz just-outta-college-kid? Wrap it up in paper towels and toss a phone book on top. Your choice.
Measure out your olive oil into a small dish. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the oil and wisk together.
Stir in your spices:
Drizzle your marinade over the top of your tofu, ensuring all tofu is fully covered. Plop in the refrigerator to marinate for at least an hour. The longer, the better though! Mine sat for four hours and was incredibly flavorful.
When you’re ready to cook it, simply drop straight from the bowl into the pan. The oil from the marinade will serve as your cooking liquid!
Over medium heat, cook the tofu until it becomes brown. Flip it frequently to keep it from burning or sticking to your pan. Here is where I’d assume a pair of kitchen tongs would come in handy. Again, if you’re broke like me, a spatula works here too!
De. Freakin. Licious.
I love how well the fresh zip of citrus works well to flavor tofu. I squeezed a little lime wedge over the top for an extra kick, but it was awesomely zesty straight out of the pan!
Off to the gym, darlings. See you all tomorrow!