Tuesday, August 19, 2008
tofu 'n cabbage with wasabi awesomeness
in trying to decided what to create for dinner last night we thought back to this recipe and figured improving it would be rock'n! so we did! using the head 'o local cabbage, some local tofu, and a few carrots (left over from when i made coleslaw for a friend's party) - we created this wasabi-infused tofu 'n cabbage dish! dan & i really, really loved this dish! it turned out to be easy to make, and i already mentioned that we looooved it, right?!
dinner last night had to be fast - so monday night i went ahead & cut up the cabbage & carrots, cooked some brown rice, and started marinating the tofu. all we had to do last night was whip up the sauce, bake the tofu, and saute the cabbage mix. it was super fast + super tasty - and we'll be making this dish again! fo 'sho! i love when something so easy + simple turns out to be so damn tasty!! :)
ingredients for the veggies:
1 head 'o green cabbage "shredded" (i cut it super thin with my chef's knife)
3 carrots, peeled into thin strips
1 onion, sliced super thin
1 tsp peanut oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
ingredients for the tofu:
1 block o' extra firm tofu - drained, pressed, and cut into shapes you love
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp liquid braggs
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp water
1 tsp olive oil (optional)
ingredients for the wasabi awesomeness:
1 tbsp prepared wasabi (we made ours from the powdered stuff)
1/4 cup liquid braggs
2-3 tbsp brown sugar (depends on how sweet you want it)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil (optional)
what you'll need:
container + lid for marinating tofus
small sauce pan
(and some brown rice if you like)
what'cha gotta do for the tofu:
combine the brown sugar through the olive oil in the container you'll be marinating the tofu in. mix until brown sugar is absorbed - add in tofu, cover, and marinate for at least an hour (our marinated while we were at work). once the tofu is good & ready place on a lightly greased (or no-stick) baking sheet and bake on 350 (no need to preheat) for 20-30 minutes - turning over half way through the cooking time (you just want your tofu to begin to brown up a bit). remove from oven & set aside.
what'cha gotta do for the wasabi awesomeness:
combine ingredients in the small sauce pan. heat on medium until it begins to boil. reduce heat & simmer for another minute or two (adjust to taste) - remove from heat.
what'cha gotta do for the cabbage mix:
in the large skillet heat 1 tsp peanut oil on medium-high heat. saute thinly sliced onion until it just starts to brown (about 3-4 minutes), add in cabbage & carrots - saute until they just being to soften. now drizzle 1/2 of your wasabi awesomeness over the cabbage mix & sprinkle in the sesame seeds. combine it all & saute for just another minute. remove from heat.
place a little brown rice (if you like) on a plate, add on some cabbage mix, then tofu, and drizzle the remainder of your wasabi awesomeness on top of everything. dig in & enjoy!