New Tofu Method = Awesome Tofu Salad Sandwich!!!!


I am always looking for new methods to cook tofu. I am constantly surprised how much the texture and ability to hold flavor changes with preparation method:
  • Fried
  • Raw
  • Frozen
  • Baked
  • Shredded (like Cheese)
  • Crumbled
  • Grilled(BBQ)
  • Grilled (George Foreman)
  • Scrambled
  • Roasted
A few weeks ago I discovered a new method "random large grate shredded" then baked. The key is to use the big slice side of the grater, and to turn the tofu as you grate. This creates randomness that helps create a fantastic texture when baked.
After grating the tofu, put in large bowl with 2 Tablespoons of oil(per pound of tofu), and add your favorite spices. I used curry, oregano, garlic, onion, salt and pepper in this batch.
I will be posting some other various soon, including fajita style.
Then I sliced potatoes and carrot in my new food processor(birthday gift from Nikki... THANK YOU!!!)
Gently mix until spices are evenly distributed on tofu and veggies.
Spread on parchment covered baking sheet, and roast at 400 degrees. At 15 minute increments take out of oven and turn/mix. 30 minutes should do the trick, what you are looking for is browning on the edges of the tofu. some will be more cooked than others, randomness is your friend!!! EMBRACE!!!!!
Take out of the oven and let cool, if you can wait!!! The kids were drooling so I served them up, while finished mine.
To finish my tofu(Chic'n Style) salad, I added Veganaise, minced white onion, and green onion!! I served this on tortillas with baby greens. Unfortunately only had two tortillas, so after I ate these I made a baby green salad with the Chic'n Salad on top.
Very tasty!!!!!
Super Mario Approves!!!!!

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4 comments:

kmouse said...

YUM! That sounds delicious. Great technique.

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD said...

Behind on my blog reading so just saw this. What a good idea! I think I'd have it right out of the oven for dinner, then use the leftovers for salad next day. Can't wait to try it!

Ginny

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD said...

I'm behind on my blog reading so jus saw this. Love this idea! I think I'd eat it for dinner right out of the oven, then use leftovers to make salad the next day. Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

These sound so great! I love mixing tofu with everything! This would be a good variation with some chipotle seasoning and avocado! I cook a lot of tofu you may want to check out at e-Eatery.blogspot.com! Thanks for the great blog and ideas!

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