Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Baja Citrus Tofu

One day when I was out shopping, I came upon this little package of seasoning mix.

It seemed geared to fish, but I thought - 'Hell, I can use it for tofu!' Club House has all kinds of powdered gravy mixes, marinades, add-ins for meatloaf, chili, etc. and I think pretty much all of them are vegetarian friendly.

I mixed up the marinade according to the directions and let the tofu slices hang out in it for a while so they could soak up some of the flavour. I then cooked the tofu on my George Foreman grill.

They cooked up nice, don't you think? I had these with a Spanish flavoured rice & Dreena's Lemon-Broiled Green Beans.

The marinade was subtle, but nice. It wasn't very liquidy - more like a moist rub. I liked this well enough to buy it again. It's quick for weeknight meals.

To drink before our meal, and what was left in the bottle with our meal, was this interesting German Riesling.

This came out in the March 14 Vintages release. Priced at $16.95, I thought it was an excellent price for what I was buying.

Look at the year on the label. 1987! I was 23 when this wine was made. Now I'm....considerably older. I've had a 10 year old riesling before, but this one is 22! This is also proof that certain white wines can age quite well. This one was interesting. It had the classic petrol, elastic band sort of nose that rieslings take on as they age. It was drier in style, but with still just a hint of sweet. We enjoyed it very much.

As exciting as the wine was, it just wasn't a match for what I did yesterday. I gots me 2 tickets for U2's upcoming world tour stop in Toronto!! There are two shows at the Rogers Centre and they both sold out in no time. I was poised at my keyboard, logged into my Ticketmaster account and ready to start clicking when the tickets went on sale at 10am. It took some doing, but I managed to get 2 for the Sept. 17 show. Our wedding anniversary is on Sept. 20, so this will be a great kick-off to our Anniversary Weekend. Woot!Woot! It's been years since I saw U2 live. The last time was during their Joshua Tree tour which was in 1987 - the same year the wine above was made! Well, how's that for a funny coincidence. If I have a good a time at this upcoming concert as I did at the last one.....it'll be an anniversary to remember.


Catherine said...

Oh Carrie . . . I was 8 when your wine was made! Egads.

I wish I had been old enough at the time to appreciate the Joshua Tree tour, because, what I wouldn't give to be able to go back in time and see one of those shows! Classic U2 is the BEST.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

I think the tofu looks delicious!

I am so jealous of all the fun concerts you go to!

Ellen said...

Would love to see U2..I have a few of their CD"s..I'm jealous lol

Tanya Kristine said...

man. you are a concert GOER! i hate concerts now that i'm old. but i went to a hundred between 16 and 23. ac/dc, pink floyd, crosby stills & nash, cheap trick, grateful dead, lynyrd skynrd, aerosmith...man...those were the days.

BuzzleBee said...

The tofu looks awesome!!! I find that most of the Club House seasoning/sauces are veg friendly. I always buy them too!!! the chicken gravy mix is veg. too...and delicious!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

brilliant idea, Carrie - I love your tofu creativity. You're the most rockin' girl I know! See you on the boards! :)

Tanya Kristine said...

you are SUCH a concert goer!! i haven't been to a concert since pink floyd. hahahah...the one without roger waters :(