14oz/ 397 grams /1 package extra firm tofu pressed *
For marinating and pad thai dipping sauce
2teaspoonsesame oil or of your choice
3tablespoonnaturally brewed soy sauce
1teaspoonchilly sauce / cayenne pepper
1teaspoongrated fresh ginger
2teaspoongrated fresh garlic
3-4twists of black pepper
Salt to taste
¼cuproasted roughly crushed peanuts
Shredded cabbage and fresh red chilies for garnish*optional
Cut pressed tofu in desired shapes, square or long rectangle pieces .
Whisk or blend in all ingredients mentioned for marinating until smooth.
Reserve 3 tablespoon of the prepared marinade to use as dipping sauce.
Dip each tofu piece in the remaining marinade to coat well all sides.
Let it marinate for 20 minutes at least.
Now heat up the grill to high. Brush some oil on it.
Insert metal or wooden skewers into the tofu carefully.
Grill on each side for about 6-7 minutes or until grill mark appears.
Serve it on a bed of chopped cabbage or greens.
Top it with peanuts and fresh red chilies.
Serve it with prepared dipping sauce.
Refer to above pictorial for marinating. Refer above - how to press tofu If you are a paneer lover - Paneer works great as well instead of tofu You can pan fry tofu using a non stick pan if you do not own a grill. You can even bake tofu at 400 deg f/200 deg c , flipping it halfway for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and crisp If using wooden skewers , soak them in water for 15 minutes before using. This is to prevent burning. Substitute agave with honey or same amount of sugar. Substitute vinegar with lemon juice. Taste the marinade and make changes to your preference . You can serve it with a side of small salad too. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for larger crowd .
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