Monday, April 27, 2015

To tofu or not to tofu? That is the question. And, yes, is my answer!

To tofu or not to tofu? That is the question.
And ,yes, is my answer!
The topic of tofu can be a touchy subject. People either love it, hate it or just don't care to have an opinion about it. Possibly because of its texture or maybe its lack of taste, which only lends itself to be flavored as desired, and in my opinion that's a plus! Here are a couple of my tofu recipes along with some other ideas of how to go about utilizing this source of protein...
Barbecue Tofu Purple Cabbage Cups
Serves: 2-4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
2 T. vegetable oil, for frying
1 (14 oz.) firm tofu, diced
½ c. barbeque sauce
8 purple cabbage cups
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium and cook tofu on all sides until slightly golden about 10 to 15 minutes total. 
Drain tofu onto paper towel and transfer to a medium bowl.  Add barbeque sauce and toss to coat evenly. 
Place in cabbage cups and serve.
Teriyaki Tofu, Mushroom, Asparagus & Udon Noodles
Serves: 4-6
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Water, for soaking
½ oz. dried oyster mushroom
½ oz. dried shiitake mushroom
2 T. vegetable oil
14 oz. firm tofu, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 bundle asparagus, trimmed and cut in ¼
2 (14oz.) packets Udon noodles, mushroom flavor
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 t. lemongrass, minced
½ c. teriyaki
¼ c. soy sauce
2 T. sesame oil
For mushrooms boil enough water to cover mushrooms in a bowl and soak until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain reserving mushrooms stock and set aside.
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and add tofu. Cook until brown on each side about, about 10 minutes.
Add asparagus and continue cooking another 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add noodles, garlic, lemongrass, teriyaki, soy sauce, sesame oil, mushrooms and reserved stock.
Simmer until noodles are plump and flavors have melded, about 20 minutes. Serve in large bowls.
More inspiration for how to use tofu. And remember, you can always adjust the flavor profiles to your liking!
Ras el Hanout Tofu, Cabbage & Carrot Eggrolls with Mango Chutney
Yellow Curry Coconut Tofu, Garbanzo Beans, Green Beans and Raisins over Rice with Toasted Almonds, Coconut & Cilantro
Red Curry Coconut Tofu & Couscous Cabbage Rolls with Greek Yogurt
Green Curry Coconut Tofu, Zucchini, Bean Sprouts and Noodles with Peanuts, Cilantro, Mint & Lime
Tofu, Carrot and Cilantro Cabbage Cups with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Balsamic-Soy Braised Blue Cheese Tofu Burger
Grilled Barbecue Tofu Steaks
Vegetable Lasagna with Spiced Tofu Cream Sauce
Hope you find these recipes and ideas inspirational!!!
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