Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thai Soba Noodle Salad with Teriyaki-Sesame Tofu

I've never been a big fan of plain tofu it has a very synthetic flavor to me.  I can't quite describe it actually, but it almost has a "plastic-like" flavor...not that I've eaten any plastic in my life--at least I hope not...:-)  So I'm always looking at ways to change the flavor, as well as the texture of tofu and I definitely nailed it with this preparation.  Some people love the flavor of tofu and soy not so much, but I could eat this anytime!

For the tofu preparation, I pressed the tofu to remove any excess moisture, sliced it thinly and marinaded it in a homemade teriyaki sauce made with tamari, mirin, orange juice, agave, and sesame oil.  I then coated the tofu with flour and toasted sesame seeds and pan-seared in a little olive oil until crispy.  I reduced the marinade to a thick glaze and brushed the tofu just before serving.

For the soba noodles, I tossed them lightly in teriyaki sauce and then topped the noodles with a salad of shaved cabbage and carrots.  I finished off the dish with a spicy curry-lime vinaigrette.  Beautiful and delicious!

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