BBQ Tofu and Soba Noodle Rolls Recipe
This dish does require a little prep; however, it can be done the day before or in the morning. It’s a DIY meal that everyone can get involved with, even the kids. The BBQ sauce may sound like a lot of effort but once made you have a really versatile flavour bomb to use with everything. There are a number of online versions of this kind of sauce but this is my favourite combination. I recommend doubling the quantity!
- BBQ Sauce
- ½ cup water
- 2 tsp apple-cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp tomato ketchup
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp mustard
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp garlic granules
- 1 tsp cornflour
100g soba noodles
- 300g firm tofu, sliced into finger-sized pieces
- 1 packet rice paper
- ¼ cabbage, shredded
- 2 carrots, finely sliced
- 1 cucumber, finely sliced
- 1 bunch coriander, leaves only
- For the BBQ sauce, add all ingredients except cornflour to small saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10 mins.
- Cook soba according to packet instructions, drain and set aside on serving plate.
- Take around 1 tbsp of BBQ sauce in small cup and add cornflour, mixing to a paste with a spoon, then tip back into sauce, stirring to combine. Cook for another 5 mins to thicken sauce a little. The cornflour is just to thicken sauce slightly, so feel free to add more if you prefer a thicker sauce.
- Pour enough sauce over tofu to coat well and pour rest into serving dish.
- You can eat tofu as is or fry it in a frypan depending on whether you prefer your tofu crispy or soft.
- Transfer tofu to a serving plate.
- Place cabbage, carrot and cucumber on serving plate.
- Place coriander on serving dish or, alternatively, mash with mortar and pestle and a little salt, garlic and olive oil to make coriander sauce.
- Bring all serving plates to table along with rice paper and shallow dish of water.
- To assemble, each person takes a rice paper and slips it into water bowl, allowing 1 min for it to soften.
- Remove, place onto plate, top with noodles and desired toppings and carefully roll up to contain filling.
- Dip generously into BBQ sauce and enjoy.
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