Monday, 19 September 2011

Meat Free Monday: Crispy tofu & spicy tomato sauce


Jamie Oliver's The Nicest Pan-Baked Sole begat Deb's Pan-Baked Tofu begat this. Which actually doesn't resemble either of the other dishes except in that there is a tomato-based sauce!

I made a spicy tomato sauce with lots of pickled hot wax chilli, capers, garlic and basil, with an extra kick of smoked hot sauce. While that simmered until it was quite thick and fairly dry I sliced a block of smoked almond and sesame tofu into steaks, dusted them with cornflour and fried them in a little vegetable oil until they were nicely crisped. Placed the tofu on the sauce and served immediately.

12 comments:

mscrankypants said...

That looks so good. Were they the chillis that Miss Urchin picked for you?

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

Spicy tomato and crispy tofu is definitely a great combination. Nom.

Joanne said...

This is almost like playing the game of telephone with these recipes...it's so interesting to see how the end result is both similar and different from the two starting recipes. Looks delicious, though!

kat said...

Your tofu looks so good & crispy!

Simona said...

Looks great! I must try to add a bit of hot sauce to tomato sauce. And the tofu you used sound interesting. A very appealing dish.

Foodycat said...

Cranky - yes, that was them! She's a generous cat.

Leafy - it was really tasty.

Joanne - thanks!

Kat - thank you! It really has to be crispy.

Choclette said...

I'm going to have to stop coming over to your blog - I keep seeing these amazing posts that just make me hungry. Doesn't matter if I've eaten or not. This is no exception, it sound delicious.

highplainsdrifters said...

"Crispy tofu" sounds like an oxymoron but that looks great!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love what you have done with the recipe idea--you definitely bettered it . ;-) I think the crispiness of the tofu is perfect (mine was good but missing that crispy texture) and I love your spicy sauce too.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love tofu! The spicy tomato sauce pairs so well with the crisp tofu!

Foodycat said...

CHoclette - I like to occasionally chuck in something for the vegetarians!

Steve - crispy is the only way to eat tofu!

Deb - but your little fishy shapes were so cute...

Angie - thanks!

C said...

Looks great - I like the idea of crispy tofu and spicy tomato sauce.

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