Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins
A simple marinated tofu recipe, great for a make-before simple lunch or even breakfast if you marinate the tofu before (I've only made this once, but I imagine if you marinate overnight it'll be a much stronger flavor). This comes from Isa Moskowitz' Vegan With A Vengeance book, slightly modified. Prep time is for the marinade, cook time for the actual cooking.
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (Extra Virgin if you have it)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Braggs liquid aminos
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 leaves basil, torn up into small peices
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 lb firm tofu, about half a block, cut into small squares. The original recipe calls for a full pound of tofu, but
- Combine the Wine, Oil, Vinegar, Bragg's or Tamari, Garlic, Basil, Dill, And Oregano in a shallow bowl. Whisk lightly to combine, and place tofu squares into marinade. Swish to cover, then cover the bowl and leave alone for 30 minutes.
- Flip. Leave alone for another 30 minutes.
- Heat a medium skillet over high heat, pour a small amount of olive oil in and swirl til the skillet is covered.
- Pour the marinade into the skillet, let it begin to heat. Place tofu squares (which now should be lightly gold-brown instead of the milky white it began as) into the skillet, and use a spatula to squish and cut the tofu into smaller peices.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until the marinade is basically gone.
- If desired, cook until tofu is drier and darker. Or closer to burned, whichever. I stopped mine when it was golden and there was still a bit of liquids left.
- Spoon out onto a plate and eat as is, or place a little in a lettuce leaf and wrap and eat, or eat on bread.
- If desired, top with pepper, soy cheese shreds, broccoli sprouts, more dried spices, pasta sauce, mix with rice or vegetables, or basically anything.
- Since this is an 'Italian' style marinade, consider matching it up with like foods.
- However you take it, enjoy!
- You can try doubling the recipe, if you do, please post how it went!