2.06.2008

Cut, Paste & Assemble

when i'm not posting scintillating meals up here, i go to this big office where they pay me to do work. work that truly can be broken down into Cutting, Pasting & Assembling... so i figured that maybe i'd take that approach to this latest stolen recipe...


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Cutting: Extra-Firm Tofu, brussel sprouts, garlic, pecans and cilantro

Pasting: (we'll get to that in a minute)

Assembling: all of the ingredients once they are prepared...




and now for the pasting...


Caramelized Tofu Recipe
courtesy of 101cookbooks.com


7 - 8 ounces extra-firm tofu cut into thin 1-inch segments
a couple pinches of fine-grain sea salt
a couple splashes of olive or peanut oil
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 lb. brussels sprouts, washed and cut into 1/8-inch wide ribbons


Cook the tofu strips in large hot skillet (or pot) with a bit of salt and a splash of oil.
Saute until slightly golden, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and pecans, and cook for another minute.
Stir in sugar. Cook for another couple of minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Scrape the tofu out onto a plate and set aside while you cook the brussels sprouts.

In the same pan (no need to wash), add a touch more oil, another pinch of salt, and dial the heat up to medium-high.
When the pan is nice and hot stir in the shredded brussels sprouts.
Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring a couple times (but not too often) until you get some golden bits, and the rest of the sprouts are bright and delicious.

Serves 2 - 3 as a main, 4 as a side

4 comments:

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

This is the first tofu recipe that I see, that does not give me the hibi jibies . I have never tried it, but this recipe might just change my mind.

Thanks
Nina

Erika Pribanic-Smith said...

I have tons of tofu recipes but always am looking for something different to do with Brussels sprouts. This sounds yummy!

Lidian said...

Oh, that sounds amazing - tofu and brussels sprouts are two of my favorite foods, I never thought to put them together! Thank you!

Michelle said...

Love brussels sprouts, but have never tried them with tofu. Brussels sprouts? Pecans? What's not to love here. I'll be back to visit. Other than the fish, looks like we might be like-minded about food! (I even have a package of break and bake cookies in my refrigerator, purchased on a hell night of my own. I haven't eaten them, but they're there--break in case of fire sort of thing!

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