Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Jerk Tofu, Rice and Tostones in Lettuce Cups

Dinner 5/06

Jerk Tofu in Lettuce Cups

Jasmine Rice


Another recipe that needs another go 'round before it's ready -- but it's basically alder smoked tofu that's baked with a sauce made of a puree of allspice, habenero, cumin, vinegar, cilantro, scallion onions, olive oil. Watch the habenero peppers -- even a half of a pepper is extremely spicy!

It takes about 20-25 minutes to bake in a 375F oven. Served with the tostones in a lettuce cup with jasmine rice.

For the tostones the plantains are cut into 1" sections and deep-fried for a couple of minutes at 375F until they start to show some color -- then they're removed and drained. Next, place the plantains upright on a cutting board and smash them flat with the bottom of a heavy pan. Then they go back into the deep-fryer for another minute or so until golden brown and delicious. Served with a quick garlic, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro and salt puree.

Not only are they tasty but they're also great stress reducers ;)

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