Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spiced Seared Tuna

1 package extra-firm tofu

1 Tbsp Kosher salt
2 Tbsp peppercorns
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp celery seeds
Olive oil

How to make it:
1. Set the tofu on a plate to drain of excess water for about 20 minutes.
2. As the tofu sits, prepare the spice rub. In a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder, pulse the salt, peppercorns, coriander, caraway, fennel, and cumin until pulverized. Dump the spice mixture into a small bowl and mix in the celery seeds.
3. Cut the tofu into 1-inch-thick slices and coat both sides of each slice with the spice rub.
4. In a large skillet, heat enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan over medium high heat. Gently place the tofu slices into the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.