Supercrunch Tofu Tacos

Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Theo Vamvounakis
Pickled daikon radishes and carrots plus a spicy Sriracha sauce set these Asian-inspired tacos apart. Pan-sautéed cashews lend meaty crunch to this vegetarian dish.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 16 Minutes
Total: 42 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 397
Fat 18.6 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 10.9 g
Polyfat 3.2 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 45.7 g
Fiber 6.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 516 mg
Calcium 256 mg

Ingredients

1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons unsalted cashews
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups (2-inch) julienne-cut carrots
1 1/2 cups (2-inch) julienne-cut peeled daikon radish
2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/4 cup diagonally sliced green onions

Preparation

1. Cut tofu lengthwise into 2 (1-inch-thick) slices. Cut each slice lengthwise into 4 (1-inch-thick) strips. Place tofu on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover tofu with additional paper towels; top with a cast-iron skillet or other heavy pan. Let stand 15 minutes.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle tofu with salt and pepper. Add canola oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add tofu to pan; cook 10 minutes or until browned, turning to brown all sides. Remove tofu from pan, and drain on paper towels. Add cashews to pan; cook 30 seconds or until nuts are just beginning to brown. Remove nuts with a slotted spoon, and coarsely chop. Cut tofu strips crosswise into 1-inch cubes. Combine 1/4 cup vinegar, 3 tablespoons water, and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add carrots and radish. Let stand 15 minutes; drain. Combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, and 1 teaspoon vinegar in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

3. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange about 1/4 cup carrot mixture in center of each tortilla; top with 4 tofu pieces, about 1/2 teaspoon cashews, about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture, and 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions.

Note:

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Adam Hickman,

May 2013