Sunday, November 21, 2010

Honey lemon tofu


Plain tofu being bland takes on the flavors of anything that is added to it very well.  I have been experimenting with tofu these days and trying out different recipes. I have added tofu to noodles or tomato soup, made stir fries and even made tofu with spinach like palak paneer. This time I decided to add some new flavors that I had'nt tried before. I used extra firm tofu cubes and cooked it along with some honey, soy sauce and a few other things. Here is the recipe.

One pack of cubed extra firm tofu, one small onion chopped, red and yellow sweet peppers diced, 3tbsp honey, 2 tbsp soy sauce, a pinch of brown sugar or more if you like it sweeter, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes,garlic powder 1tsp, lemon-pepper seasoning salt, juice of 1 lemon, 1tsp zest of lemon, a few cashews lightly toasted, cilantro leaves to garnish. Salt to taste. Oil for cooking.

Drain the tofu cubes well. Transfer them in a bowl and add all the ingredients except the cashews, and diced sweet peppers. Take oil as needed and transfer the entire contents to the pan. (I used non stick pan). Cover and let it cook for a few minutes. It should start to brown on one side. Stir and let the tofu absorb all the flavors and brown lightly. It should soak all the juices. Now add the diced sweet peppers and taste for seasoning. I like to add a little honey towards the end to give a nice glaze and a little more lemon zest and some more lemon juice for the fresh flavor. Top with some lightly toasted cashews and garnish with cilantro.

I made a simple dessert to go with this. Raspberry jello with fresh raspberries and cream.

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