I pity the fu

2 Jun

Eat with chopsticks.

We discussed this. It’s real fun n stuff.

I pity the fool who totally rules out tofu.
That fool was me. Don’t let the fu be u.

I admit that tofu dishes generally underwhelm me. But every so often a tofu use stands out as wonderful. To be frank I think most things that get the barbecue sauce treatment probably transcend their usual taste limitations.
Note that I did not say you actually have to BBQ these. I’m not really all that thrilled with grilled food. But BBQ sauce? I love it.

So get some tofu, but eat the fu’, don’t be one.

Feelings about tofu? Do tell. That means you, lurkers. Please?

BBQ Tofu adapted from New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant
One 12oz. Package of firm silken tofu
1/2 c. Finely sliced spring green onions
1/2 Tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
3/4 tsp. ground cumin dash cayenne
1/3 roasted red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. mustard
2 T. Tomato paste
1/3 c. H2O
A few dashes of Tabasco
Put tofu on plate with paper towels, put another plate on top and weight down to drain out some moisture for about 30 minutes, then cube.
Sautée veggies and spices. Mix sauce ingredients. Combine veggies and tofu and put in a shallow pan, about 8×4 inches. Cover and bake at 350 for about a half hour then uncover for another 30, stirring periodically.

7 Responses to “I pity the fu”

  1. Savory Simple June 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    People who don’t like tofu have never had good tofu! And this looks very good.

    • Ellen June 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      Yes,tofu can be good! Hope you get to try this:)

  2. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) June 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I always skip the plate on top step out of laziness I think – but this looks too easy not to try. Plus, now that I’ve gone back to vegetarian – no more fish – I’m trying to mix it up more with the veg proteins!

    • Ellen June 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      Yea for the veggie life! I highly recommend this dish. I loved it, and rarely do I love tofu. Congrats on your decision to go vegetarian:)

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. Rufina January 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    I think this tofu would be a great accompaniment to the faux Thai noodles! I love lots of flavor and mixing it up, even if that does not seem appealing . (Bar-B-Que and peanut butter?? Why not, I say?! 😉

    • Ellen January 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

      Sure! Why not. Almost anything is worth a try at least once…and the noodles aren’t toooooo peanutty so give it a whirl!

      Sent from my iPhone


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