This is my favorite tofu. I like it because it's extra-firm and low in fat.
For some reason, there has been none to be had around here for over a month. I don't know what was going on, but I was getting desperate. Then a few days ago I stopped into Fortino's and there was a whole pile of them! I bought 6 packages. While Jim was helping put the food away, he said "Carrie...got a tofu issue?" Maybe I have & maybe I have. :o)
I used the first package in this dish from The Garden of Vegan. I've made this before and it's perfect for weeknights because it takes practically no time at all. The cookbook even says this tofu recipe rocks.
It's "Zoe and Andy's Sesame Tofu". This recipe is soooo easy. It has 6 ingredients and that's including the tofu and the oil used to fry it in. I mixed up the sauce stuff and let the tofu sit in it for a few hours (the recipe says 5 minutes). It really soaked up some of the flavour. It's a teeny bit spicy & very delicious!
I had a package of honey garlic noodles in the cupboard, so I cooked those up and used some frozen veggies that I tossed with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper and roasted in the oven. When they were done, I drizzled them with a splash of sesame oil.
It all went magnificently with this bottle of Trius Dry Riesling. This isn't one of the bottles we got recently. This one is a 2004 vintage and is still widely available if you'd like to try it.
How simple was that for a weeknight meal?