Tofu On A Bed Of Seasoned Noodles
|Firm tofu pieces||6 (2 1/2 To 3 Inches Square And About 1 Inch Thick)|
|Teriyaki sauce||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Rice vinegar||10 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)|
|Reduced-sodium soy sauce||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dark sesame oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), crushed|
|Grated orange rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Minced fresh ginger/1/2 teaspoon ground ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground red cayenne pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Linguine/Vermicelli||1 Pound, cooked and rinsed with cold water|
|Green onions||2 , thinly sliced (Including Tops)|
|Minced fresh cilantro/Parsley||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Cilantro)|
|Unsalted dry roasted peanuts||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), finely chopped|
1 Set the pieces of tofu on a double layer of paper towel-ing.Coverthemwithanothersheetofpapertoweling and put a weight, such as a heavy skillet, on top; let stand for 30 minutes while you 2 In a large bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce with 1/4 cup of the vinegar and set aside.
In another large bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vinegar with the soy sauce, oil, garlic, orange rind, ginger, and red pepper.
Add the linguine and toss to coat; cover and marinate at room temperature for 4 hours or in the refrigerator overnight.
3 Remove the weight from the tofu and slice each piece in half horizontally so that you have twelve 1/2 inch-thick squares.
Dip both sides of the pieces in the teriyaki and vinegar marinade.
Set the pieces on a plate, cover with plastic food wrap, and marinate at room temperature for 4 hours or in the refrigerator overnight.
4 Preheatthe broiler, setting the rackabout 6 inches from the heat.
Arrange the tofu on a broiler pan and broil for 4 minutes or until the tops are brown.
Turn the tofu over, spoon any remaining teriyaki marinade over the second side and broil 4 minutes more or until brown.
Toss the noodles again.
To serve, spoon a portion of noodles in the center of each dinner plate.
Sliceeach piece of broiled tofu in 3 narrow fingers.
Spread 6 over lapping slices on top of each portion of noodles and sprinkle some green onion, cilantro, and peanuts on top.
Accompany with steamed snow peas or sugarsnap