Product: Cofresh Tandoori Marinade – $2.50+
Oh, the things you find at Big Lots when you walk the aisles. It never ceases to amaze me what kind of gluten-free goodness lurks in their food aisles. Especially when you hit up some of the specialty aisles…where things comes from across the ocean.
That was what happened when I happened across Cofresh Tandoori Marinade. It was any other browsing session through Big Lots to kill off some time. And naturally, I find something that catches my eye.
Being that I love, love, love, love Indian food…I figured this gluten-free marinade (it’s even labeled!) would come in handy…at some point. You know. Like when I feel the need to make something and give it some Indian twist. So, I purchased this imported sauce and took it home with me. And then, as is normally the case, it sat in my pantry for a good long while.
Because today I decided to flex my CSA Bin muscle. I have lots of produce left from last week and a new bin on its way tomorrow…so I wanted to use whatever I could this evening with dinner. Over the weekend, I also picked up some Twin Oaks Original Tofu at Whole Foods, so I figured…at least I could do some Tandoori Tofu. But how to step it up? And how to use some of that produce in my crisper drawer? Hmmm…
And then…it came to me. It’s what my roommate now calls Triple T!
What is Triple T, you might ask? Well, it’s Tandoori Tofu Tortilla Wrap. And I added some of the Bibb lettuce and baby spinach in my crisper drawer, as well as chopped up some shallots to add a bit of texture. All I needed to do was get that tandoori tofu working. And that was easy!!
This morning, I cut exactly 6 ounces of tofu (2 servings) from the block and then sliced it up into bite-sized cubes. I tossed them into a plastic baggy with about 4 tablespoons of Cofresh Tandoori Marinade. I gave the bag a shake, and then let it rest in the fridge all day while I was at work. When I returned home tonight, I simply heated up a nonstick pan on the stove, dumped my marinaded tofu into it, and cooked it through.
Then…I warmed one of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Spinach Tortillas up in the microwave, added a touch more of the marinade to it, then layered on the fresh Bibb lettuce and baby spinach. On top of that when my warmed tandoori tofu, then a sprinkling of raw shallot, for texture. And when it was done…the Triple T was what we were having for dinner. I took my roomie her plate then went to get mine.
First of all…this was one healthy and amazingly flavorful dinner. The Cofresh Tandoori Marinade is labeled as being at a medium heat, but it does have some kick to it. And, you all know I am a spice girl, so I was loving that gentle burn. It worked so well on the tofu as the tofu really absorbed that rich flavor of the marinade. So delicious. And with the added crunch of the shallot and the fresh greens underneath, this was a hearty, satisfying, and spicy meal that sort of fused Mexican with Indian. And it was a match made in heaven.
Cofresh Tandoori Marinade also wins as far as nutrition as well. A serving size is 2 tablespoons, of which only sets you back 20 calories. That’s amazing for a sauce. This sauce is also fat free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and also vegan. The sodium is a bit higher than I like, topping off at 520 mg, but it just means there is no need to season further. And, honestly, you don’t need to.
I absolutely loved this marinade. The tandoori flavor had the right amount of heat, kick, and spice to keep each bite interesting to my palate. And I loved how it worked with my fresh, local produce. Looking for a new way to spice up your meal, I highly recommend Cofresh Tandoori Marinade.