Those guys who live in Austin, TX probably heard of or been to this great shopping place called My Than in the Chinatown complex. Well, yesterday I went shopping there to replenish some of the long missing oriental food items in my pantry. I can go wild in that store, seriously. For the most part I behave like a babe in the woods in such foreign-to-my-being places....but luckily I knew exactly what I wanted. Well now, this morning I wake up with these two huge plantains on my countertop fruit basket staring at me. I knew it does them no good to procrastinate, so I had to make up my mind how I treat them. Last week it was Indian week in my house, so finally the sambar fragrance is out and so are my chapatis, thanks goodness. I had a long gaze in the fridge and spotted a pack of firm tofu et voila, une idee superbe implanted in my head. Grilling it! I traced down a Thai marinade recipe and quickly:
Marinated the tofu
Marinated the plantains (cheated....used some Indian spices as well)
Threaded everything on bamboo skewers...(added some bell pepper for color)
and grilled them:
I made some whole grain rice mixed with Thai red rice for added drama....It was good!...oh, and a piquant youghurt sauce for balance!