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Mac-Nut Crusted Tofu w/ Spicy Mango Sauce

Mac-Nut Crusted Tofu with Spicy Mango Sauce recipe from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

Yield: 
4-8 Servings

Recipe Categories:

EntreesHoliday Vegan

Updated: Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:06am

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Ingredients: 
  • 1 (14-ounce) tofu, drained and patted dry

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 2 Tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons taosted sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger

Flax Gel

  • 2 Tablepoons ground flax meal
  • 4 Tablsepoons water

Mac Nut Breading

  • 1/2 cup findely ground macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/8 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Mango Sauce

  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4" jalapeno pepper
  • 2-3 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions: 
  1. Slice tofu into ¼” thick slabs. Lay in a single layer in a baking dish.
  2. Combine all Marinade ingredients in a bowl. Pour over tofu and allow to marinate for 30 minutes, flipping over half way through.
  3. Whisk Flax Gel ingredients in a small bowl. Allow to sit for 1-2 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl mix together Mac Nut Breading ingredients.
  5. After tofu has marinated, working with one slab at a time roll in Flax Gel and then roll in Mac Nut Breading. Repeat with remaining tofu.
  6. To cook tofu you can either bake or fry: To Bake: Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet. Place tofu on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Turn over and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. To Fry: Heat skillet to medium-high heat. Add 2 Tablespoons high-heat oil and fry tofu on each side until dark golden brown.
  7. Prepare Mango Sauce: Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  8. Top tofu with Mango Sauce. Enjoy!