Smoked Basil & Beet Tofu Baked in Coconut

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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V is for Vegan

By Kerstin Rodgers

Published 2015

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I do like to cook things “en papillote”—that is, wrapped in leaves or baking parchment—as it seals in all the flavor. I specify cooking this in banana leaves, but you can use baking parchment if you like. This is a real dinner party dish. Banana leaves are cheapest if bought frozen in Asian/Chinese supermarkets.


  • 1 pack of banana leaves, cut into 12-in [30-cm] squares (1</


Preheat the oven to 400°F [200°C].

First prepare the banana leaves by roasting them slightly over an open flame or dry-roasting them in a large skillet, until they soften. Don’t let them burn or go black. Then lay the banana leaf squares flat and arrange the different colored s