Tofu steaks with rocket salad is a very delicious Japanese inspired vegan recipe that you will enjoy. It is a healthy meal which is perfect for lunch or dinner.
It is a good idea to place the tofu slices in a re-sealable bag to make sure that the marinade covers the tofu. It is also easier to store in the refrigerator if you want to marinate it overnight.
2 320g packs of firm nigari tofu
2 green shallots, trimmed and finely chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon wasabi paste
3 garlic cloves, crushed
For the rocket salad:
1 bunch rocket, ends trimmed and torn into small pieces
5 green shallots, trimmed and cut into thin strips
50g snow pea sprouts, ends trimmed
1 nori sheet, finely shredded
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Freshly ground black pepper
Slice the tofu in half to get 2 thinner pieces and then place them in a large glass or ceramic bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the green shallots, soy sauce, sesame seeds, ginger, wasabi and garlic. Mix it well and then pour it over the sliced tofu pieces. Cover and set aside to marinate for an hour. Turn at least once.
Next, prepare the rocket salad by placing the rocket, green shallots, snow pea sprouts and nori in a large salad bowl.
After, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, wasabi, garlic and pepper in a covered jar. Shake well to combine.
Preheat a large non-stick frying pan or stove top grill on medium. Lightly grease it with oil. Cook the tofu marinated tofu steaks for two to three minutes per side or until it is browned. Divide them among individual plates and top them with the rocket salad. Drizzle the prepared dressing over it and serve immediately.
Photo Courtesy Of: Â Peter Kaminski