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Sorry about yesterday for not posting. I started posting a survey late at night but then it got deleted. I was too tired plus I was busy making some for the Iron Chef Challenge. The two ingredients were apples and ginger. I came up with some interesting dishes. I made two recipes a savory one and a sweeter one. For the savory I made something very that was very unusual to my taste buds. I made a savory apple and ginger sauce to go over some pan fried tofu. The tofu was awesome but the sauce was just okay. I think what didn’t make it the best was the garlic, shallots and overcooking the apples. You see I made the dish at my dad’s pizzeria and I took my camera there too. When I was ready to take a picture I found out that the battery died. So I packaged the food and waited until I got home to reheat it which is where the apples probably got a little overcooked. I’m not really a big fan of sweet and savory together but I think the dish turned out well but could use a few changes. I’ll give you an idea of what I did
Pan Fried Tofu with a Savory Ginger-Apple Sauce
For the Tofu Marinade
1 pound of Tofu cut into 6-8 slices drained and pressed
2/4 cups soy sauce
2 Tablespoon Apple Cider vinager
1/2 cup apple cider
1 garlic clove minced finely
Cut the Tofu into about 6-8 slices. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Add the tofu and mariante for about an hour.
Heat up a pan oer medium high heat. Add some oil and pan fry the tofu. When fried remove the tofu and the oil. Add some of the mariade to the pan and then add the tofu. Cook until the tofu absorbs the mariade about 1 minute.
For the Sauce
1.5 tablesppons of ginger
2 garlic clove ( I orignally put this in but I think it would be best to omitt it)
3-4 cups of apple cider
1 tablespoon of apple cider vigear.
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a pan to medium heat. Add some oil. Add the shallot and ginger and saute for about 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the apple cider and vinegar. Cook for about 7-10 minutes. Add the apples and cook for 1-2 minutes. I overcooked by reheating them but I think its best for them to remain with a little bite.
I wanted to make one more thing because one dish is not enough for me, so this morning I made some waffles! I made some Apple-Ginger Waffles which were inspired by the Ginger-Pear waffles from vwav. I served the waffles with a Sweet Gingered Apples. The waffles were really good! I enjoyed them alot!
Apple-Ginger Waffles with Gingered Apples
Adapted from Vwav Ginger-Pear Waffles
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup apple juice
3/4 cup soy milk
2 Tablespoons oil
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 granny-smith apple grated
Preheat Waffle Iron
Sift the dry ingriendents in a large bowl. In another bowl mix the juice, soy milk, sugar, oil and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingriendents and add the wet mixture. Mix until combined and add the grated apples.
Make the waffles according to the manufacturer’s directions.
For the Gingered Apples
2 Granny Smith Apples sliced
A couple of tablespoons of Earth Balance
1/4 cup brown sugar
half a tablespoon of ginger
A couple of tablespoons of apple cider depending on thickness of the sauce
Heat a pan over medium high heat. Melt the Earth Balance. Add the ginger and sautee for about a minute. Add the brown sugar and mix it in. Add some apple cider if you wish. Then add the apples and cook for about 2 minutes. That’s it, now you can serve it over the waffles