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Grilled Tofu with Negi Puree

Enjoy negi, the Japanese leek, prepared in two ways with Grilled Tofu with Negi Puree! This combination of crispy tofu with creamy negi puree and soft, grilled negi is one of the best ways you can enjoy negi’s various flavors.

Servings

1

Prep Time:

10 min.

Ready:

Immediately

Good For:

Appetizers

Introduction

Grilled Tofu with Negi Puree

In my last post I shared about why negi is not just delicious but an important immunity-boosting ingredient during cold and flu season.
This dish is gluten free, quick to prepare and a great appetizer (or lunch if you’re eating a lot of it). I mention this below too, but the arugula adds spicy, bitter notes that balances out with the sweet negi, which I really enjoy. However this may not be for everyone, so you can substitute the arugula with parsley as well.
Meraki Japan Negi Leek Puree Grilled Tofu

Ingredients

PUREE INGREDIENTS

  • Negi, 1 stalk
  • Arugula, 1/2 cup
  • Avocado, 1/2
  • Almonds, 1/3 cup
  • Olive oil, 3 tbsp.
  • Salt, a dash
  • Black pepper, a dash

OTHER INGREDIENTS

  • Fried tofu, 1 block
  • Daikon radish
  • Olive oil
Soak almonds for at least 3 hours.
Cut the negi in chunks and boil for 10 minutes so that it gets soft and sweet. This removes sharpness of flavor and that garlicky edge that raw negi has.
Arugula adds sharp, peppery, almost bitter notes to the puree. You can substitute with parsley.
For the avocado, it’s best to use a really soft one for texture.
Blend in food processor with all puree ingredients. Add more olive oil if it’s not soft or creamy enough.
Refrigerate while you work on the tofu.
I like to use store-bought fried tofu for this one. Drizzle some olive oil and then grill for 10 minutes on each side until crispy. Be careful not to burn it!
Halfway, add some vertically sliced negi drizzled with olive oil and salt.
Serve with sliced radish and your negi puree!

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