Korean Grilled Tofu and Asian Salad
Prep time: 120 minutes • Cook time: 30 minutes
- 2 bags Earthbound Farm Organic Asian-Style Chopped Salad Kit
- 1 packet Firm Organic Tofu, cut in to 24 cubes
- 3/4 cup tamari
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 3 tbsp gochujang paste
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2-3 grated Earthbound Farm Organic Garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 scallion stalks, thinly chopped
- 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup sriracha peanuts
- 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
- 1 cup orange bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
- 1 cup yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
- 1 cup onions, cut into 1 inch squares
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 8-10 bamboo skewers
For this Korean recipe, inspired by by thefeedfeed and TheJamLab, the tofu, along with some chopped peppers, and onions, is marinated overnight in a blend of sesame oil, gochujang paste(Korean red pepper paste), tamari, rice vinegar(mirin), honey, grated ginger and grated garlic.
The tofu and vegetables are put on a skewer and grilled on a hot grill pan until the tofu and vegetables are charred on all sides, and has a lovely smokey flavor to it. Add Earthbound Farm’s Organic Asian-Style Chopped Salad Kit and you’re good to go!
In a medium bowl, mix the tamari, mirin, gochujang paste, ginger, garlic, sesame oil. Whisk it, till it is a smooth consistency. Gently add in the cut tofu, and make sure all pieces are coated with the mixture. Cover with saran wrap, and let it marinate in the fridge overnight.
Soak the bamboo skewers in warm water for about 15 minutes to prevent sticks from burning. Now alternately, add red bell pepper, onion, tofu, orange bell pepper, onion, tofu, yellow bell pepper tofu, any pepper or onion to a skewer. Continue until all skewers are completed.
Get a grill pan ready on high heat. Brush with vegetable oil. Add 3 skewers at a time diagonally on the hot pan. Let it cook for about 2 minutes, then turn the skewer to cook on the other side, until all sides are grilled evenly. Alternatively, you could put ALL the skewers on a sheet pan, covered with aluminum foil, coated with olive oil spray. Set the oven to broil on HIGH. Put the sheet pan in the middle rack and let it broil for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until all sides are charred and well done. You need to watch the oven so that you do not burn the tofu and vegetables.
Put the remaining sauce in a small pan, and let it thicken over medium heat, for about 3 minutes stirring it occasionally, and set it aside in a small bowl. You could use this sauce to either drizzle on the top, or brush the done tofu with.
In a large bowl, add in the Earthbound Farm Chopped Salad Asian Kit. Add in half the tahini dressing and crunchy toppings. Toss lightly to coat the salad.
To assemble, divide the salad amongst 4 plates. Divide the skewers equally. Drizzle the remaining tahini dressing over the salad. Top with the crunchy toppings equally. Top with black sesame seeds, cilantro, scallion, sriracha peanuts. Your salad is ready to serve!