Are you looking for a delicious and healthy recipe that will transport your taste buds to Thailand? Look no further than this Thai Seared Tofu in Kiwi, Ginger, and Chili Marinade with Mango Kiwi Salsa!
This dish combines the tangy sweetness of kiwi with the spice of ginger and chili to create a marinade that perfectly complements the seared tofu. The addition of mango in the salsa brings a fresh, tropical twist to the dish that is sure to impress your taste buds.
Not only is this recipe full of flavor, but it is also a great source of plant-based protein, making it an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans. The tofu is seared to perfection, creating a crispy outer layer with a tender and flavorful interior.
This dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner, as it is quick and easy to prepare. It also makes a great addition to any dinner party or potluck, as it is sure to impress your guests with its unique combination of flavors.
So, whether you are a seasoned tofu lover or just looking to try something new, give this Thai Seared Tofu in Kiwi, Ginger, and Chili Marinade with Mango Kiwi Salsa a try and experience the flavors of Thailand in your own home.
How to Make Thai Seared Tofu in Kiwi, Ginger, and Chili Marinade with Mango Kiwi Salsa
PREP TIME: 40 mins
COOK TIME: 10 mins
TOTAL TIME: 50 mins
INGREDIENTS OF THAI SEARED TOFU IN KIWI, GINGER, AND CHILI MARINADE WITH MANGO KIWI SALSA
Thai seared tofu in kiwi, ginger, and chili marinade:
- 2 Kiwis 1 golden, 1 green, or another combo
- 1-inch knob of ginger
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1-inch piece of Thai chili minced finely
- 1 sprig of Thai basil
- 1 block firm tofu sliced into ½-inch thick slices
Mango kiwi salsa:
- 1 mango cubed
- 2 golden kiwis peeled and cubed
- ¼ red onion minced
- 1 spring of Thai basil chopped finely
- 1 lime wedge
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THAI SEARED TOFU IN KIWI, GINGER, AND CHILI MARINADE WITH MANGO KIWI SALSA
- Add all marinade ingredients to the blender, and blend until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Spread tofu steaks in a shallow wide dish, and cover with sauce.
- Let marinade for at least 30 mins, though the longer the better.
- Meanwhile, combine all salsa ingredients in a separate bowl, and squeeze out the lime wedge. Let macerate.
- When ready to cook, remove the tofu from the marinade, and set the marinade aside in a little jar. Season tofu with salt.
- Preheat a grill pan to high heat, and season with a bit of oil. Add tofu, and grill on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, until clear grill marks appear. Turn over and repeat on another side.
- Immediately serve tofu drizzled generously with marinade and topped with salsa. Decorate with additional chopped basil.