Tofu is like a plain white T-shirt that you can embellish any way you want and, for these sandwiches, we gave it the culinary equivalent of glitter, sequins, and beads! Thin slices of seared tofu are coated in an aromatic hoisin glaze, then piled into baguettes swiped with sweet chili mayo. Bright pickled carrots, cucumbers, and radishes add extra bling to these meat-free banh mi–style sandos. Crisp, roasted potato rounds complete the plate for a meal that’s dressed to the nines!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Rice Wine Vinegar
Demi Baguette(ContainsWheat, Soy)
Hoisin Sauce(ContainsWheat, Soy)
Veggie Pho Stock Concentrate
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce(ContainsSoy)
• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Slice potatoes into ¼-inch-thick rounds; toss on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. (For 4, divide potatoes between 2 sheets; roast on top and middle racks, swapping rack positions halfway through.) • Roast on top rack until browned and crispy, 20-25 minutes.
• Zest and quarter lime. Trim and halve cucumber lengthwise; thinly slice into half-moons. Trim and halve radishes; thinly slice into half-moons. Finely chop cilantro. Mince jalapeño, removing ribs and seeds for less heat.
• In a medium bowl (use a large bowl for 4 servings), whisk together vinegar, ½ tsp sugar (1 tsp for 4), and a big squeeze of lime juice until sugar has mostly dissolved. • Stir in carrots, cucumber, radishes, cilantro, half the lime zest (all for 4), a drizzle of oil, and as much jalapeño as you like. Season with salt and pepper. • Set aside to pickle, tossing occasionally, until ready to serve.
• Halve and toast baguettes. • In a small bowl, combine hoisin and stock concentrate. • In a separate small bowl, combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
• Pat tofu dry with paper towels; thinly slice crosswise. Season with salt and pepper. • Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add tofu in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, until browned on bottom, 3-4 minutes. TIP: Cook in batches if necessary. • Flip tofu; cook until browned, 3-4 minutes more. • Remove pan from heat. Pour hoisin mixture over tofu; turn to coat.
• Spread cut sides of baguettes with a layer of chili mayo (save some for dipping); fill with as much tofu as you like and pickled veggies (draining first). Halve sandwiches crosswise. • Divide sandwiches and potatoes between plates. Serve with any remaining tofu, pickled veggies, and chili mayo on the side.