Pistachio Crusted Tofu

2013-01-20
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  • Yield : 8 Fillets
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m

I’m always looking for new ways to prepare tofu and this one sounded great. I found this recipe online and modified it quite a bit.  I hear you saying pistachios are expensive, but my local corner store has them in bulk and a half cup cost me $1.50.  In total, I spent about $4 to whip this up.

It can be served with rice or pasta and a little sauce on top goes a long way – I used hoisin sauce.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Tofu (1 block)
  • 1/2 Cup of Pistachio Nuts (shelled)
  • 3/4 Cup Bread Crumbs (I used an italian herb brand)
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1/2 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sriracha
  • Black Pepper to Taste

Method

Step 1

Preheat the over to 400

Step 2

Cut the tofu into fillets, and brush on 2 tablespoons of soy sauce on both sides. Allow to sit and marinate for about 10 minutes

Step 3

Using a food processor or similar device, pulse the pistachios into fine crumbs. Place them in a bowl with the bread crumbs and pepper and mix.

Step 4

In another shallow bowl add the 1/2 Tablespoon of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sriracha.

Step 5

Dip the tofu fillets into the mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture, and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. You may want to add more bread crumbs to the fillets by gently pushing it down on top.

Step 6

Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bread crumbs turn golden brown. Serve with pasta or rice and add a bit of sauce to the top - i used hoisin.

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. 16 years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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