Close on the heels of the revolutionary breakfast soup I shared, well, quite a few months back, comes another culinary revelation you're going to want to think of for those dreaded times the ... vegetarian comes over! Aaagh!
It can be annoying to have to consider another menu just because someone is more particular about their food than you are. But before you go and do something strange and bad to that veg's meal, or go out and buy it, or just bash a bowl of stale granola down on the table without a spoon, please consult this small offering:
Barbecued tofu. Delicious. Homemade. Four ingredients. Two minutes prep time, 40 minutes in the oven. Five dollars (or so). INCREDIBLY YUMMY. Your friend (the veg, the one who is actually kind of nice if you think about it, despite her preciousness) will LOVE you.
Here we go, thanks to Moosewood Restaurant's Cooking for Health's "An Easy Baked Tofu."
- 1 cake of extra-firm or firm tofu cut into one-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
Mix the liquids all together and pour over the tofu in a bowl, then pop on a slightly greased (or sprayed) cooking sheet (with a lip, trust me I did the flat sheet and it's not wise). Bake for 30–40 mins at 400 degrees, turning once halfway through. Serve warm, cold, or hot.
My twist: Pop some sesame seeds in the coating mixture, too, for a little crunch. Of course I added sambal at the end, too, but I would put that goodness on a jellybean.