Wednesday, June 16, 2010

mostly wordless wednesday

Lauren sent me a tofu recipe to help me check off a June goal.


Step 1: buy tofu.
Step 2: Touch the tofu.  Don't be scared.
 Step 3: show the tofu who is boss...
 ...by getting the liquid out.
 Step 4: cut into cubes.  Mine fell apart.
 Step 5: put cubes in hot pan.  Mine turned into tofu crumbles while they cooked.
 Step 6: sprinkle stuff on, to disguise tofu.
 Step 7: put 6 million random ingredients in a food processor, along with lots of peanut butter.
 Step 8: stand back in case it explodes.  Let someone else push the button.
 Step 9: put everything in bowl and mash it around.
 Step 10: make it look delicious so someone might want to eat it.  Hide tofu under noodles.
 Step 11: pour big glasses of wine in case it tastes really really bad.
 Additional note: make sure you have proper supervision when dealing with tofu.
He doesn't know he's too big to sleep on the step now.  
Don't tell him, it'll break his little heart.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

13 comments:

  1. So...what's the verdict? Will you make it again? It looks super tasty - can you email me the receipe?
    And oh my gosh G is adorable on that step! He can't be that comfortable!!!

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  2. yes - so how did it taste? I like baking it in the oven so it gets nice and crispy.

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  3. It was delicious, but I think I over-cooked the tofu, because it was a little more "burned" than "crispy." Oops.

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  4. you are a brave soul for trying tofu!!! Looked good (especially the wine).

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  5. Uh, thoughts?! Are you still disgusted? Did you FINISH the bottle of wine? ;) All important questions here...

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  6. I love tofu! I freeze my tofu first, then let it thaw out in the fridge before frying it up. I prefer the texture this way, and it's also easier to get the extra moisture out.

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  7. So how did it turn out?

    Just stumbled on your blog =) Love it!

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  8. Um, you did NOT MENTION IF YOU LIKED THE RECIPE. Geez. And here's the recipe:
    Press the tofu free of liquid. Cut into cubes. Saute on high heat until brown (I add a little soy sauce, red pepper flakes, etc to taste).

    Peanut Sauce
    1/2 cup veggie oil
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/3 cup soy sauce
    3 tablespoons dark sesame oil
    3 tablespoons honey
    1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
    2 garlic cloves minced
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    2 teaspoons kosher salt (optional -- (I don't use this)
    fresh ground pepper

    Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Makes 2 cups. Or, you can make the peanut sauce on the stove top over very low heat, stirring constantly to help melt the PB.
    For noodles, make spaghetti, add veggies like julienned pea pods, peppers, scallions, raw zucchini, carrots. You can be lazy and just ad broccoli slaw if that's easier. Add the peanut sauce and sauteed tofu. DONE! And this is amazing hot or cold.

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  9. the dog is awesome!! Was it good? I can not wrap my brain around putting tofu in my mouth

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  10. I am taking full credit for ordering that tofu dish at the Tweetup and inspiring you to eat your first tofu. There.

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  11. love LOVE tofu. LOVE homemade peanut sauce. so very much love wine (white though, not red). still need a food processor and a golden but those things are coming post january 1st, mark my words (first comes the wedding... processor is on registry... then comes house... then comes golden, or two).
    you never fail to pretty much crack me up on a daily basis. :)

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  12. I've been meaning to try cooking tofu on my own for a long, long time. You've inspired me to actually pick it up next time I'm at the store. This makes it look so simple—especially the tips about hiding it with noodles, and lots of wine. :)

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