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I take a cooking class in school. Today I had to cook in class for my class to taste. My teacher wanted me to cook tofu! I was very excited! No one ever tried tofu in my class. I chose the perfect tofu recipe to introduce people to tofu! It is the Chile Cornmeal Crusted Tofu from V’con. I served it in school with the Messy Rice and the Green Pumpkin-Seed Mole from V’con. I had under 4o minutes to cook in school. I had to rush a little. I manged to do everything but I cut my hand on the zester, it was some weird zester. That didn’t stop me, I still kept going! Everyone in my class tasted the tofu. They were amazed. They all loved it. I got compliments like that “That was divine”, “I never knew tofu was so good”. My teacher liked it too. She was very excited to have tofu because she never had it. One kid in my class borrowed my V’con. He liked the cookbook alot! I was so happy they all liked it. I wish I had some time to fry some more, but I ran out, so I just brought some home with me and ate it again today. At home I served it with plain rice, spinach and the green-pumpkin seed mole sauce.
I saw a commercial for Red Lobster and they showed shrimp scampi. Me being a person who always thinks about food, I had to recreate a vegan scampi!! I used tofu as the shrimp; I cut the tofu into small triangles. I then fried the tofu. Then I prepared the scampi sauce which was garlic, white wine, lemon, parsley, Earth Balance and of course salt and pepper. The tofu soaked up the sauce so well. It was so tasty! Here’s the recipe below!
1 pound of tofu, drained and pressed, cut into triangles
1 cup dry white wine ( I use Ariel Wine)
2-3 Tablespoons of fresh Parsley
6 garlic Cloves chopped
2 tablespoons of Earth Balance
Juice of 2 lemon or to taste
3/4 cup Vegetable Broth (if serving with pasta)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges to serve
Drain and Press the tofu. Cut the tofu into small triangles.
Preheat a Large Skillet to medium high heat. Add the oil. Then add the tofu and fry until nice and golden on both sides. Transfer the tofu to a plate. Using the same skillet prepare the sauce. Add some more olive oil if needed. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the white wine and lemon. Reduce the sauce for 2 minutes or so. Add the parsley, salt, and pepper. Then add the fried tofu. Then Add the Earth Balance. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
I served my scampi over rice, and with a side of spinach.