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Curried Tofu Steaks with Papaya-Avocado Salsa

Papaya takes center stage in a light fruit salsa served over marinated tofu steaks.

Ingredients: 

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Tofu Steaks

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3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
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3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
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1 14-oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 8 slabs
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1 tsp. curry powder
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1 lime, quartered, for garnish

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Salsa

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1 cup diced avocado
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1 cup diced red bell pepper
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1 cup diced ripe papaya
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2 Tbs. lime juice
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1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. chopped cilantro
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1 jalapeno chile, chopped (1 Tbs.)

Instructions: 

1. To make Tofu Steaks: Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix soy sauce with garlic and 1/3 cup water in shallow dish. Add tofu slabs, and marinate 10 minutes. Flip, and marinate 10 minutes more.

2. Remove tofu from marinade, and place onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with curry powder. Bake 40 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once.

3. Meanwhile, to make Salsa: Combine all ingredients in bowl. Chill.

4. Serve 2 Tofu Steaks topped with 3/4 cup Salsa. Garnish with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
197
Protein: 
12 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
Carbohydrates: 
16 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
145 mg
Fiber: 
6 g
Sugar: 
5 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Thumbs up for the tofu recipe, but we did press the tofu to ensure it sucked up the marinade and we marinated for a couple hours. One family member is a "taster" with respect to papaya and cilantro so we substituted a salsa with mango, red pepper, red onion, avocado, jalapeno, and a T each of sugar, olive oil and cider vinegar. We'll make this again.

I really enjoyed the texture of the tofu steaks, might have marinated them for longer tho...