Coconut Lime-Crusted Tofu with Mango Orange Salsa

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Servings 4
Calories 480 kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 480 kcalCarbohydrates: 35 gProtein: 29 gFat: 25 gSaturated Fat: 10 gSodium: 45 mgFiber: 11 g

Ingredients
  

  • 1 each mango peeled and cubed
  • 1 each red bell pepper finely diced
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 each jalapeno seeded and minced
  • ½ cup Fresh cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup Chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut such as Ducoco brand, found in the Organic & Natural aisle
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 each lime zest grated
  • 1 each egg white
  • 2/3 to ¾ cup chilled seltzer water
  • 2 14 oz. pkg extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Instructions 

  • 1. Prepare the salsa. In a large bowl, combine all the salsa ingredients. If desired, use an immersion blender for a few seconds to purée a small portion of the salsa, then mix well. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • 2. Prepare the tofu. In a medium bowl, mix coconut, flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, and lime zest. In a small bowl, lightly beat together egg white and 2⁄3 cup seltzer water, then stir into dry ingredients until incorporated. Mixture should be like pancake batter; if it’s too thick, add additional seltzer water. Cut each block of tofu horizontally into 4 equal pieces. Pat pieces dry with a paper towel.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Dip each tofu piece in the batter and immediately add to the pan. Cook 2 to 4 pieces at a time, 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer cooked pieces to a serving plate and tent to keep warm. Serve warm, topped with mango salsa, with additional salsa in a bowl on the side.
  • Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, March - April 2011
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