Grilled Indonesian Style Tofu with Peanut Mango Salsa
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1-1/2 t turmeric
1-1/2 t garlic powder
3 Tbsp vegetable oil – more for the grill
1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek (Asian chile paste)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 t sea salt
2 cakes of fresh tofu
2 C fresh mango (small dice)
1 roasted red pepper (small dice)
1/2 C coarsely chopped roasted peanuts
1/2 C thinly sliced green onions
3 Tbsp chopped basil
1 tbsp chopped mint
1 Tbs minced jalapeño
2 Tbsp lime juice
Heat 2 Tbsp of the oil in a small frying pan over low heat.
When hot, remove from heat and add ginger, coriander, turmeric and garlic powder. Mix together well.
Mix together Sambal Oelek, brown sugar and salt.
Add spice mixture and stir well. Mixture will be a thick paste.
Cut tofu into 1/2 inch planks.
Coat tofu with a smooth layer of the paste and let rest at room temperature to marinate for an hour or overnight. (Refrigerate if marinating for longer than an hour.)
Mix together salsa ingredients including the remaining 1 Tbsp of oil.
Prepare a counter-top or stovetop grill and oil well. Set to medium high.
When hot, grill tofu planks until nicely grill-marked – about 4-5 minutes per side.
Serve hot or at room temperature with salsa.