I came home from working all day, starving, and I wanted something quick and relatively easy to prepare. A few days ago, I jotted down a recipe from someone’s blog (I can’t remember whose! I’ll have to go searching for it later) for a tofu dish that sounded pretty good. I think it had originally appeared in one of the Sarah Kramer books. I altered it, added some broccoli and served it over brown rice. It was pretty good and relatively quick to prepare. (provided that your tofu’s all pressed and ready to go)
Here’s the recipe with my modifications, I would say it makes 1-2 servings, I just cook for myself and I don’t eat a whole lot.
1/2 block of firm tofu, cubed
1 tbsp olive oil
1.5 cloves of garlic
1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/16 cup maple syrup
1/16 cup tamari
1/2 tsp lemon juice
broccoli florets (to taste, I just added whatever)
chopped almonds for garnish (which I forgot to add, oops)
Saute tofu in oil over medium high heat until browned slightly. Reduce heat to medium low, add garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and saute for 5 minutes. Add maple syrup, tamari, lemon and broccoli. Cover and cook until liquid has evaporated. (or almost, I got impatient to eat)
There, a quick, satisfying meal. Yum.