Monday, May 05, 2008
totally terrific tofu tushies
Last week, Lisa of Show Me Vegan, made these a-dang-doreable tofu-tini's. Basically, pressed tofu, cut into martini shapes with a martini cookie cutter (anyone who has an martini cookie cutter is aces in my book, BTW), brushed with olive oil, coated with panko bread crumbs (seasoned w/ salt & peppa) and baked in a 400 degree oven for a half hour or so.
Now, i know what you're thinking. Iron Stef? Meatloaf cupcake and bacon-makin' lady eating Tofu? Truth is, I really really really like tofu. I even crave it sometimes! I know! Crazy! But it's true. I've never had it baked. Holy cow is tofu good prepared this way...addicting, even!
I could have just cut them into rectangles, but I was inspired by Lisa. The only cookie cutter I own, however, is a heart shape...which I use to make yummy butt cookies, rather than heart cookies. What can I say. I seem to be a 13 year old boy. Butt shapes make laugh. So, Tofu Tushies it was.
I made a peanut sauce to dip the crunchy booties in. I can't give you an exact recipe, because it was a taste-as-I-go kinda thang. It's butt-shaped tofu for gosh-sakes! Anyhing goes. The base was peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, and it was flavored with ground ginger, curry powder, hot chili pepper and a touch of cinnamon...I added water until I got a good dipping consistency...not too sticky, not too runny. Also, as you can see by the "hot thong" on one of my tushies, I also dipped these arses in "cock sauce".
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