7.19.2010

Grilled Tofu and Soba Noodles

Grilled Tofu and Soba Noodles

Here's another noodle dish suitable for summer, this time featuring buckwheat soba noodles. The soba are topped with a cold but spicy-hot condiment sauce and tofu cubes. The tofu is fried in a little oil and thereby gets a slightly crunchy texture, like toasted bread.



Grilled Tofu and Soba Noodles

Source: Grilled Tofu and Soba Noodles by Heidi Swanson

Ingredients:

12 oz / 340g dried soba noodles
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus a bit more for the tofu

16 oz / 450g extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry

3 medium cloves garlic
scant 3/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
3 small/medium shallots
3 small serrano peppers, minced
1 bunch (about 4 handfuls) of cilantro, stems trimmed
1 tsp natural cane sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tsp fresh lime juice
3/4 cup / 180 ml extra-virgin olive oil

Method:

Cook the soba noodles according to package instructions. Drain, run under cold water for a minute, shake of as much extra water as possible, then toss well with the olive oil.

In a food processor blitz the garlic and salt into a paste. Add all the other ingredients in small batches. At the end, adjust the taste as needed.

Lightly brush a skillet with olive oil. Add the diced tofu and fry on medium heat until golden brown on all sides.

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

I love the color of those noodles! The cold-but-hot sauce sounds excellent.

Joanne said...

I've yet to try grilling tofu but it sounds like a great idea! I love the flavors in the sauce.