Saturday, April 7, 2012

Baked tofu sliders with whitefish salad

This is a whimsical idea I had some time ago. I have long made whitefish salad. I don't use authentic whitefish. First, it is hard to find; second, it is expensive. I use whiting filets. The tofu prep actually gives it flavor. It takes longer than a stir-fry, but it is worth it. I see these little dudes as a first course with a cup of miso soup.

Baked tofu sliders with "whitefish" salad
1 package extra firm tofu
1/8 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs fish sauce
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tbs sesame seeds
10 oz whiting filets (thawed if frozen)
2 scallions, white parts only, finely minced
apple cider vinegar to taste
salt and pepper to taste
lemon juice to taste
Slice the tofu across into 1/4-inch slices
In a flat glass baking dish, whisk together the soy, fish sauce, and sesame oil. Add the tofu slices and coat thoroughly. Let stand for 30 minutes. Remove to paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Scatter sesame seeds over the top side only.
Steam the fish filets, let cool, and peel away the skin. Crumble into a bowl and stir in the scallions, vinegar, salt and pepper, and lemon juice.
Let stand while you pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place the tofu slices onto a lubricated baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10-15 minutes. Remove and let cool to room temperature.
Cut each tofu slice into 4 pieces. Make "sliders" by sandwiching fish salad between two tofu pieces.


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

What an interesting twist on sliders. I love the marinade on the tofu, tons of great flavor built right in :) Never had a fish salad but again, the flavors sound tasty. Nice job Stephen!

Jenn said...

Love this idea! I'm not a huge tofu fan, but it is a great canvas to soak up flavors.. and I do love the flavors you are using! Sounds wonderful!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you make those tofu sliders look better than a regular burger! YUM!

Knatolee said...

That looks yummy AND healthy!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Well, I didn't expect to find tofu on your blog - but I LOVE the flavors and I'm willing to give it a go!

Chris said...

I'm not a fan of tofu or fish but I love the creativity you used on this one.

Shaheen said...

The baked tofu sliders look good to me packed with flavour. I am actually wanting some tofu and you won't hear many people saying that. I don't like the supermarkets one here, so am on the look out for a good Oriental store that sells that at a reaonable price too.

Becki's Whole Life said...

Jenn sent me over here to say Happy Birthday:-). We have done tofu a few times and I am always looking for a way to bake it and make it nice and crispy. I will try this next time. The whitefish salad sounds great, too. My husband and girls would love that!

Mary said...

Just checking in to make sure everything is right with your world. Missed you. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

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