Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Honey Sesame Baked Tofu Tacos with Corn and Raw Mango Salsa

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These Honey Sesame Baked Tofu Tacos are set to BRIGHTEN up your Weeknights. Crispy sweet salty baked Tofu... Salsa made with sweet juicy corn and tart raw mango and a cooling mint, coriander and yogurt sauce...

I remember a time when I absolutely hated Tofu. I wondered how anyone loved it. And then I discovered deep fried Tofu and I was converted. Can you imagine that sinfully CRISPY Tofu? Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. And I just melted away with a bite of that Tofu.

And then I found BAKED Tofu. It is just as tasty, but it is BAKED... So much taste for so less oil.


Is it true that eating colorful food makes you all cheerful? These colorful tacos did that to me. The honey-soy marinade gives the otherwise pale Tofu this interesting DARK look. The corn salsa is the real color overload here - yellow, read, pink, green... it is like a rainbow. May be I should call it a rainbow salsa. 




The mint-coriander-yogurt sauce was my replacement for a regular guacamole. It is just a seasonal issue. Summer, you see, apparently, isn't the best time for the Avocado and they are all out of the market. I did manage to get a couple of good looking ones, but then, looks aren't everything. They just didn't taste as good. So I decided to skip the old Guac and add my own Minty sauce.


This is the biggest advantage of growing your own food. One fine day I took a sprig of mint and simple stuffed it in a pot in my balcony. That little act is totally paying off!!! Now I have not one, but THREE pots bursting with fresh mint. I love that fragrance of fresh mint. Every time I touch those mint plants, my hand smells like mint. Absolutely love it!!! So every time I'm undecided on what sauce to make or what chutney to make, I always turn to Mint. This mint, coriander and yogurt sauce is a cooling addition to the taco. You can totally replace this sauce with any sauce or dip you love - Guacamole, Sour cream, Mayo - whatever pleases you and fits in with your diet choices.





Honey Sesame Baked Tofu Tacos with Corn and Raw Mango Salsa


Honey and soy marinated tofu, baked crisp and garnished with toasted sesame seeds. Topped with a corn and raw mango salsa and a mint yogurt sauce to make a colorful weeknight Taco dinner. 

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:         International Fusion
Prep Time:    40 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:             4 servings

Ingredients:


Honey Sesame Baked Tofu Tacos


100 gms Firm Tofu
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Organic Honey
1 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tsp Chilli sauce
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Sesame Oil
4 Tortillas

Corn and Raw Mango Salsa


1 cup boiled Corn
2 Tbsp finely chopped Onion
2 Tbsp finely chopped Tomato
2 Tbsp finely chopped Raw Mango
1 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste

Mint Coriander Yogurt Sauce


1/2 cup Mint leaves
1/4 cup Coriander leaves
2 Tbsp Thick Yogurt
1 Green Chilli
Salt to taste

Method:


To make the Honey Sesame Baked Tofu:


Take some kitchen towels and pat the tofu to remove any excess water. We want firm and dry tofu.
Cut the tofu into bite sized pieces.
Mix the soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, cumin powder and chilli sauce to make the marinade.
Pour the marinade over the tofu and allow it to rest for 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Grease the baking sheet with the sesame oil and place the tofu on the sheet. Do not crowd the tofu.
Drizzle some sesame oil on top of the tofu too.
Bake the tofu for 20 mins, turning the tofu every 5 mins to get an even crispy outer crust on it.
Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on it.

To make the Corn and Raw Mango Salsa:


Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl and keep aside.

Mint Coriander Yogurt Sauce:


Blend all the ingredients in a blender and until blended finely.

To make the Tacos:


Grill the tortillas.
Now place the tofu on the tortillas
Top it up with the salsa and the sauce.

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