Grilled Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Active: 10 minutes Total: 20 minutes Serves: 6
2 14.5-oz. packages waterpacked extra-firm tofu Grapeseed oil 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves 3 Tbsp. salted peanuts Tbsp. ext.-virgin olive oil Tbsp. toasted sesame oil Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 clove garlic 1 red Fresno chili, seeded and chopped 2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
One: Preheat grill to high (450°F to 550°F). Cut each tofu block in half lengthwise to make 4 (1-inch) slabs. Wrap each slab in several layers of paper towels or kitchen towels. Let stand 10 minutes to drain excess liquid. Remove towels. Lightly brush tofu with grapeseed oil. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar evenly over tofu. Sprinkle with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
Two: Pulse cilantro, peanuts, olive oil, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, chili, ginger, lime juice and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor until finely chopped.
Three: Generously oil grill grate with grapeseed oil. Grill tofu until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Cut each slab into 3 triangles. Serve with peanut sauce.
PER SERVING: 298 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 14g protein, 12g carbs, 421mg sodium, 2mg iron, 106mg calcium ◆