Pressed Tofu w/ Garlic Mint Sauce

Learning to love tofu is always a great thing as it is such a cheap protein. However, I have found that there aren’t many great tofu recipes out there that steps out of the soy-sauce-marinade box. Luckily, I found this one. If you like citrus-flavored dishes, you’ll love this one!

Pressed Tofu w/ Garlic-Mint Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 packs firm tofu, cut into 3/4 inch slices
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 ts salt
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 ts paprika
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

Directions:

  1. Mash garlic and salt together into a paste.
  2. Combine mint, lemon zest, lemon juice, paprika, and 1/2 cup vegetable broth and mix.
  3. Press tofu slices with paper towels to remove excess water.
  4. Place slices into marinade, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours.
  5. Heat pan on medium with cooking spray.
  6. Gently pat tofu slices dry before placing them in the pan. Save the marinade.
  7. Place a smaller pan on top of the tofu and place a can of tomatoes to add weight to the top pan.
  8. Cook tofu for about 8 minutes on each side. Then, set tofu aside.
  9. In the same pan, add the remaining marinade and remaining 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Simmer for a few minutes and remove from heat.
  10. Serve tofu with garlic-mint sauce.

(source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/crispy-pressed-tofu-with-garlic-and-mint-recipe/index.html)

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