Avocado & Tofu Steak Sushi Sandwich

An experimental and exciting recipe to get creative with in the kitchen which is packed full of delicious flavours while also being vegan friendly and healthy. What’s not to love about this avocado & tofu steak sushi sandwich!

Serves 2

The rice sandwich:
1 cup sushi rice
1 cup water
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame & seaweed rice seasoning (optional)
Pinch salt
Oil for frying

The wasabi avo mayo:
Half an avocado
2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
½ tsp wasabi sauce
Half a lemon, juiced
S & P to taste

The Tofu Steak:
450g extra-firm tofu, sliced into 8 rectangle steaks
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp avocado oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
S & P to taste

Other Ingredients:
1 medium-sized beetroot, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
Iceberg lettuce leaves

The Method:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees

In a baking tray, season tofu with cornstarch, half of the combined spices, oil, tomato paste and soy sauce and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins or until the tofu skin is nicely golden and crunchy, toss half way

In a small bowl, mix the remaining tofu steak seasoning and set aside (spices, oil, tomato paste and soy sauce)

In a separate baking tray, season beets with salt, pepper, and oil and bake for 20 mins or until tender

Wash rice and cook rice with water in the rice cooker or on the stove and allow cool down slightly before handling

While tofu & beets are in the oven and rice is cooking, prepare the wasabi avo cream

In a bowl, mash avocado with mayo, wasabi, lemon juice until creamy and season, cover and keep refrigerated before serving

Fluff rice with a wooden spoon and season rice with vinegar, salt and rice seasoning, set aside

Prepare a bowl of cold clean water to prevent rice sticking

Wet both hands and scoop ¼ cooked rice, press firmly and shape into a square rice sandwich and repeat

In a frying pan, shallow fry rice sandwich until both sides golden crispy

Remove tofu and beets from the oven and allow cool down slightly before handling

Brush tofu steak with the remaining seasoning

Prepare lettuce and slice some more fresh avocado

Assemble sushi sandwich with wasabi avo cream, lettuce, tofu steak and avocado slices

Sushi Sandwich

Recipe created for The Avo Tree by Ting Xu @alittlepositivityeveryday

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