Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 block(s) (14-ounce) extra-firm tofu , drained and split horizontally

  2. 2 tablespoon(s) jalapeno jelly

  3. 1 tablespoon(s) ketchup

  4. 2 teaspoon(s) soy sauce

  5. 1/2 teaspoon(s) Asian sesame oil

  6. 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice

  7. 1 tablespoon(s) sugar

  8. 1 garlic clove , crushed

  9. 1 teaspoon(s) minced jalapeno or serrano chile

  10. 1 tablespoon(s) Asian fish sauce

  11. 1 (1 pound) small jicama , peeled and julienned

  12. 2 large carrots , julienned

  13. 1/4 cup(s) chopped cilantro

  14. 2 tablespoon(s) chopped mint

  15. Vegetable oil , for brushing

  16. 4 kaiser rolls , split

  17. Mayonnaise

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Set the tofu on a cutting board and top with a cookie sheet and 2 or 3 heavy cans. Let stand for 1 hour, or until the tofu is very firm and the liquid has been pressed out. Pat the tofu dry.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the jalapeno jelly with the ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of the lime juice. In a large bowl, mix the sugar with the garlic and minced jalapeno. Using the side of a spoon, mash the mixture to a paste. Add the fish sauce and the remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Stir in the jicama, carrots, cilantro and mint.

  3. Light a grill. Brush the tofu and the cut sides of the rolls with the vegetable oil. Lightly grill the rolls, about 2 minutes. Grill the tofu over a hot fire until lightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Brush on the jalapeno jelly glaze and grill, turning and brushing until nicely glazed, 2 to 3 minutes longer.

  4. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on both halves of each roll. Mound the jicama slaw on the rolls and top with the tofu steaks. Close the sandwiches, cut in half and serve.


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