Tofu escalopes with black olive salsa verde

Tofu escalopes with black olive salsa verde

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins plus pressing

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Serves 4
Pressed tofu makes a delicious vegetarian alternative to chicken Milanese, with a crisp mustard and Parmesan breadcrumb coating

Nutrition and extra info

  • coated but not cooked
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal575
  • fat31g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.1g
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Ingredients

  • 600g small new potatoes (I used red-skinned Roseval)
    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 396g pack firm tofu, drained and pressed (see tip)
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated
    Parmesan

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  • 2 lemons, both zested, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
    Lemon

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  • 50g panko or coarse dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
    Eggs

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  • 1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil, for frying
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  • 100g bag watercress or rocket
    Watercress

    Watercress

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For the salsa verde

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50g basil, stalks roughly chopped
    Basil

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  • 2 tbsp small capers (in brine), drained
    Capers

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  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • pinch of sugar
    Sugar

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  • 50g dry pitted black olives, sliced

Method

  1. Steam or boil the potatoes for 20 mins or until tender. Cut the pressed tofu into 4 rectangles, then splice each rectangle in half, like cutting a deck of cards. Lay the slices on a plate and sprinkle over the soy sauce. Set aside for 5 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, make the salsa verde. Put the garlic, basil, capers, oil and sugar into a food processor with 3 tbsp lemon juice. Pulse until roughly chopped. Stir in the olives and season with pepper and a little salt.

  3. Put the flour on a plate and season with pepper. On another plate, mix the Parmesan and lemon zest into the breadcrumbs. Beat the egg, mustard and 2 tsp water in a wide bowl. Pat 1 slice of tofu in the flour, then dip into the egg and coat with the breadcrumbs. Set aside. Repeat process until all the tofu is coated.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a wide frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the tofu gently until golden brown, about 5 mins each side. Slice into finger-width strips with a serrated knife, then mix together with the watercress and potatoes. Spoon over the salsa verde, drizzle over a little extra olive oil, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

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ifeyinwa00
6th Dec, 2016
3.8
Delicious recipe. It's nice to use non-Asian flavours with tofu
faceman77
20th Jun, 2015
5.05
Very tasty & makes a perfect summer dinner. Used gluten free bread for the breadcrumbs and it worked a treat.
audreytotaldietfood
18th May, 2015
Great recipe, looks delicious. We love cooking with tofu too ! www.totaldietfood.com
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