Thursday, October 16, 2008

Grilled Marinated Tofu Wraps

Tofu is the most under-rated food that I know of, and though I do know about its nutritious benefits, I tend to be restrictive in experimenting with Tofu. But on a rainy evening, when we were not in the mood for an elaborate meal, the idea of making Grilled Tofu Wraps spurred my mind. Wraps are a great way to use up a variety of vegetables in your food, and grilled Tofu adds a wonderful flavor to the otherwise simple wraps. Plus, this is one Fusion recipe that has several regional flavors mixed in it - from Thai red curry and peanut sauce to guacamole and sun-dried tomato salsa, its a fusion of flavors that really works well together! Serve it with any dipping sauce, and these Tofu Wraps are going to sizzle your plate!

1/2 slab of extra firm tofu - cut into thick slices for grilling
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
2 tbspn olive oil
1 tsp peanut sauce

For the Wrap
Spinach or Sun-dried tomato Tortillas
chopped vegetables - tomatoes, bell-peppers, onions
1/2 cup cooked rice - (optional)
chopped lettuce
cucumber - finely chopped
guacamole (or peanut sauce) - (optional)
sun-dried tomato salsa - (optional)

Take the first four ingredients for the Marinade and mix them well. Add the Tofu slabs to this mixture, cover and refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Now heat up your grill pan to medium high. Take the Tofu slices, remove excess marinade, and place them on the grill. Leave a pan underneath to collect dripping fluids.

Grill them on one side for about 4-5 mins, till you see light grill marks start to appear; then turn them over and do the same for the other side.

Once done, remove from grill and allow them to cool down. Then cut these into tiny bite-sized cubes.

To assemble the wraps, take each tortilla and layer it with rice and guacamole. Mix all the chopped vegetables in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Then add the chopped tofu cubes and the vegetables to the wrap. Roll it up and seal it with 2 toothpicks. Or cut it in half and fix with a toothpick.

Serve the Grilled Tofu Wraps with your favorite Dipping sauce! A tasty and healthy meal, ready in no time!

Related Recipes:
Mandarin Thai Tofu Satay
Tofu & Basil Thai Soup
Pad Thai with Tofu

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