Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tofu Cacciatore

Here's another comfort food meal which is super easy for a weeknight. I got the recipe from a vegan recipe site called 'Ethnic Vegan'. This particular recipe is called "Better Than Chicken Cacciatore". It originally calls for a chicken substitute but I used baked tofu chunks instead. (You can probably use extra firm unbaked tofu as well.) I had already prepared some baked tofu and tempeh bacon this morning to make club sandwiches during the week so I was all set. Just needed to add some red and green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomato sauce and presto!: tofu cacciatore. I omitted the last step in the recipe where it requires you to bake the cacciatore. I was fine with just simmering it in a saucepan for a while. Mmm. mmm!

On top of linguine!

Here's the baked tofu that I made. I used half for the cacciatore and saved the rest to make club sandwiches. I brushed both sides of the tofu slices with a marinade of olive oil, soy sauce, dijon mustard, garlic and black pepper. I baked them on an oiled baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes flipping them halfway.


veggievixen said...

oh yum! this looks so delicious. will definitely have to try and figure out how you made it...but i am totally obsessed with baked tofu. amazing texture, right?

Matt said...

The tofu looks amazing.

kmouse said...

oh yes! I love baked tofu. Sometimes I snack on it right out of the fridge!


Jeni Treehugger said...

Can you believe I have never had baked Tofu!!
I have no idea. That looks so scrummy so I will try this the next time I have Tofu in the house.
The Cacciatore looks good too., I LOVE the colour.

kmouse said...

Try this recipe. It was so tasty! I served some to my dad and he said "Thumbs up! This is the best!" :)

Mary said...

I agree, that baked tofu looks great. It looks like you sliced it thinner than I usually do, maybe that's the secret. I'll try it for a sandwich!