Tofu Medallions

"These medallions are easy to make and are great veggie or vegan substitutes in traditional Parmesan or Marsala recipes. They also make a great sandwich patty, smothered in BBQ, sweet and sour or Buffalo sauce. I love them because they're so versatile! Play with the seasonings, if you like....try cajun seasoning or lemon pepper to go with your own recipes!"
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  • Drain tofu and place it on an inverted dinner plate in the sink, top with another plate and some heavy books. Allow to press for 15 minutes or so.
  • Meanwhile, add flour, salt, garlic and seasoning to a shallow bowl and mix. Set aside.
  • When tofu is pressed, slice it into 8 even pieces and dredge, one slice at a time, in the flour mixture.
  • Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a shallow pan and add half the tofu slices. Fry until crisp, turning once they have browned on one side.
  • Remove first batch to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat frying method for the second batch, using the additional tbs of olive oil if necessary.
  • Smother the medallions in marinara sauce and (soy) parmesan cheese and serve over pasta. Or scrape up the left over pan drippings, saute some mushrooms, add remaining flour mixture and whisk in some dry marsala wine for a simple marsala sauce.

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  1. I tried this recipe and just had to comment b/c it was awesome!!! I can't ever get my boyfriend to even try tofu but not only did he try it but he also loved it! the tofu was a little crispy and alot like chicken. the tofu was a good base for the spagetti sauce and really took on the flavor really well ... it says right in the directions that you have to put some kinda sauce on top. I think this is a good recipe for a meat substitution for people who are trying to become veg or be more healthy! thanks for the recipe we will be making it again!
  2. I found the tofu to be very bland in this recipe. It requires a rich sauce to put some flavour in to the dish.


<img src=""> Pescetarian, lovin' the hippie-eats, learned to cook authentic Japanese fare in Kyoto! Okay, I figured I should add a bit to the above, so here goes: I'm a on-air personality on a radio station in the city where I live. My girlfriend and I recently bought an art gallery and are in the midst of remodelling the lofts above it for a living space. My girlfriend and I travel frequently - we just got back from a three week trip to Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - and I love to pick up recipes as I go. We've been vegetarian (although we eat fish) for about a year and a half and I absolutely love it. We eat tons of fresh veggies and fruit and pasta and grains and a moderate amount of fish...and I can't imagine ever craving meat in my diet again! My family are a very meat-and-potatoes type of mid-western, so they are absolutely baffled by this. I think they must imagine what goes on their dinner-plates (Steak, a few pieces of broccoli, a baked potato) and wonder how we can survive on what's left after you remove the meat. Luckily, I'm a pretty good cook - no, make that a very daring cook! No fear! - and my girlfriend is kind of human garbage disposal. Seriously, she's never met an obscure ethnic dish she didn't like. So, that's it for now.
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