CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 2 (serving size: 2 tofu steaks, 1 cup salad)

Not a tofu-eater yet? This recipe will win you over. Protein-packed tofu steaks get a quick dusting in curry powder and cornstarch and sear up perfectly crisp—no frying required. We used madras curry powder in this recipe, which is a little spicier than regular curry powder; for a homemade hack, stir together regular curry with 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut tofu block crosswise into 4 steaks. Line a plate or small baking sheet with paper towels; place steaks in a single layer on paper towels. Cover steaks with another layer of paper towels, and top with another plate. Place a weight (such as a cast-iron skillet) on top of the plate, and let stand 10 minutes. Drain and pat steaks dry. Sprinkle cornstarch, curry powder, and 3/8 teaspoon of the salt over steaks, pressing to adhere.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium-size cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add steaks; cook until well seared and golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Step 3

Meanwhile, whisk together lime juice, honey, garlic, ginger, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Remove and set aside 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Add cabbage, cilantro, and mint to bowl; toss to coat.

Step 4

To serve, place 2 tofu steaks and 1 cup cabbage salad on each of 2 plates. Drizzle evenly with reserved dressing; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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