Tofu Piccata

Tofu Piccata created by Eat Your Vegetables

This recipe came from: http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/food/1056 It is absolutely divine. It even has non-tofu people singing its praises. It is a great "starter vegetarian" type recipe. I like to serve it with some plain rice.

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 275F.
  • Cut the lemon into very thin rounds, discarding the seeds, and set aside.
  • Drain tofu, wrap in paper towel, and press for about ten minutes (this will give your tofu a firmer texture).
  • Put the flour into a shallow bowl.
  • Season the tofu with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour, tapping off any excess.
  • Transfer the tofu slices to a platter and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tofu, in batches, and cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes total.
  • Place the tofu slices on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
  • Deglaze the skillet with the wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring a few times, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the lemon slices, capers, and parsley and simmer until hot.
  • Stir in the butter, if using, to enrich the sauce.
  • Arrange the tofu on a serving platter or individual plates.
  • Pour the sauce over the tofu and serve at once.
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"This recipe came from: http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/food/1056 It is absolutely divine. It even has non-tofu people singing its praises. It is a great "starter vegetarian" type recipe. I like to serve it with some plain rice."
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  1. tiffanynguyen1212
    I pithed and peeled a large lemon, sliced it thin, and added the entire lemon to the sauce. Of course, it came out incredibly SOUR and I could not taste anything else. Did I make this correctly? Next time, I would likely increase the mushrooms and white wine and just use the lemon juice to make more of a sauce. I ended up just making a sour topping. Lightly fried then baked tofu steaks came out perfectly though. Next time, I would definitely definitely tweak this recipe to use less lemon and more liquid.
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  2. Jeri Roth Lande
    Enjoyed this recipe. Especially appreciated that it was very different from the 10,000 variations of tofu with vegetables and a soy based sauce. I made the following mods<br/><br/>Used lemon juice rather than sliced lemons. (This led to more sauce.)<br/>Replaced flour with ground almonds to make it lower carb. This worked great - it still had a nice crispy exterior.<br/>Fried the tofu on a griddle so I could do it in one batch.
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  3. Jeri Roth Lande
    Enjoyed this recipe. Especially appreciated that it was very different from the 10,000 variations of tofu with vegetables and a soy based sauce. I made the following mods<br/><br/>Used lemon juice rather than sliced lemons. (This led to more sauce.)<br/>Replaced flour with ground almonds to make it lower carb. This worked great - it still had a nice crispy exterior.<br/>Fried the tofu on a griddle so I could do it in one batch.
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  4. EmilyStrikesAgain
    We didn't care for this at all. We're vegans and big tofu eaters so my first tip-off should have been that the tofu isn't marinated at all, save for some salt and pepper. The lemon/caper sauce was very good but it's thin so it's more an accompanyment rather than a "sauce" that can save flavorless tofu. If you do make this recipe I'd use half a block of tofu- a full block was way too much. Especially when served with pasta.
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  5. LaurenEels
    This was really one of the best recipes we've tried in a long time. I added an extra tablespoon or so of capers, substituted shitake mushrooms and used fresh-grown parsley (really the way to go if you can!). We also omitted the butter; there wasn't much "sauce" when made this way, but the flavors were still great. I might try it with a little extra white wine and without dredging the tofu next time%u2014the texture was a tad rubbery.
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