Grilled Marinated Tofu Wraps


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Tofu is the most under-rated food that I know of, and though I do know about its nutritious benefits, I tend to be restrictive in experimenting with Tofu. But on a rainy evening, when we were not in the mood for an elaborate meal, the idea of making Grilled Tofu Wraps spurred my mind. Wraps are a great way to use up a variety of vegetables in your food, and grilled Tofu adds a wonderful flavor to the otherwise simple wraps. Plus, this is one Fusion recipe that has several regional flavors mixed in it - from Thai red curry and peanut sauce to guacamole and sun-dried tomato salsa, its a fusion of flavors that really works well together! Serve it with any dipping sauce, and these Tofu Wraps are going to sizzle your plate!

Ingredients
1/2 slab of extra firm tofu - cut into thick slices for grilling
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
2 tbspn olive oil
1 tsp peanut sauce

For the Wrap
Spinach or Sun-dried tomato Tortillas
chopped vegetables - tomatoes, bell-peppers, onions
1/2 cup cooked rice - (optional)
chopped lettuce
cucumber - finely chopped
guacamole (or peanut sauce) - (optional)
sun-dried tomato salsa - (optional)

Method
Take the first four ingredients for the Marinade and mix them well. Add the Tofu slabs to this mixture, cover and refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Now heat up your grill pan to medium high. Take the Tofu slices, remove excess marinade, and place them on the grill. Leave a pan underneath to collect dripping fluids.

Grill them on one side for about 4-5 mins, till you see light grill marks start to appear; then turn them over and do the same for the other side.

Once done, remove from grill and allow them to cool down. Then cut these into tiny bite-sized cubes.

To assemble the wraps, take each tortilla and layer it with rice and guacamole. Mix all the chopped vegetables in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Then add the chopped tofu cubes and the vegetables to the wrap. Roll it up and seal it with 2 toothpicks. Or cut it in half and fix with a toothpick.

Serve the Grilled Tofu Wraps with your favorite Dipping sauce! A tasty and healthy meal, ready in no time!

Related Recipes:
Mandarin Thai Tofu Satay
Tofu & Basil Thai Soup
Pad Thai with Tofu


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25 comments :

Meeta said...

This looks and sounds great. I have come to enjoy the taste of tofu. I really like the falvors you have used with it!

news.linq.in said...

Grilled Marinated Tofu Wraps are looking very yummy :-)
Its really going to be the great motivation for increasing the use of Tofu in our recipes.
Good Post!

Regards,
Vibha.

Manggy said...

Oh, I don't know why tofu isn't more popular either-- but these wraps will go a long way to helping that :) The red curry paste is a nice, flavorful touch!

ANJALI J. said...

I loved this recipe.. it sounds interesting.. Loved the thai curry paste too.

Anonymous said...

Mansi,
I too made a tofu wrap for lunch today and just wanted to share this tip with you: squeeze the water from the tofu and freeze it. Thaw it in the refrigerator and when you are ready to cook, squeeze out any remaining moisture and marinate it. Freezing changes the texture completely, it absorbs the marinade better and lends itself well for grilling. I'd read about this technique many times but didn't try it until last night and I'm really amazed at how meaty and firm the texture is.

Mamatha

delhibelle said...

looks like such a delicious and quick meal

Happy cook said...

This wrap look healthy and delicious.

Gowri said...

Do you have any particular brand of Red curry paste and Peanut sauce that you use?

Shreya said...

Awesome:-) looks so yum!

Manasi said...

hI! anything that can make tofu interesting is on mt nust try list! I just cannot adapt to the taste... lemme try ur recipe! thanx!

anudivya said...

Oooh nice! Yeah tofu is definitely under rated... I have come to use it in any all dishes that call for paneer.

Mansi said...

thanks you guys! I was not posting this one since a long time b'coz I thought it was too lame to post on this blog:)D but I'm glad you all liked the recipe!:)

Gowri - I make my own Thai curry paste - if you click on the link in the Ingredients list, it'll take you to my Thai curry paste recipe:)

otherwise, I'm not too picky about the brand:)

susan said...

that looks amazzzzing Mansi! I just love grilled tofu, and your flavors in there sound tantalizing!:) this goes on the dinner table tonight!:D

~susan

Mansi said...

Mamatha - that's a great tip! I squeeze out the juice, but didn't know about the freezing thing! thanks for sharing it with me and my readers:) I owe you one!:D

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really delicious. I like the curry paste!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

lovely ...healthy nice pic

Soma said...

This one looks really good and something I would want to try (esp. with all that spicy sauce going along with it). For some reason I keep avoiding tofu & never cook it myself.

BTW: I posted my version of your Spiced Apple Bread.

karuna said...

yumm tofu wrap. nice way to eat tofu, specially for those who dont like it much.

Nags said...

I hated tofu until i came to Singapore. Its all in how you cook it.

Rachel said...

these wraps..lame?????am glad you posted them....

Juliet said...

Your wraps look delicious!

Mansi said...

I really appreciate your input folks! makes me feel more confident in trying out new flavors!:) thanks again, and I'm glad these wraps impressed so many of u!:)

Shifali said...

Good One Mansi!

mitr_bayarea said...

Mansi-

I am not a big tofu eater, but, your wraps and the flavors make it seem more appealing. Great recipe,thanks for sharing.

Jude said...

Yummy. I always look forward to the healthy recipes on your blog.