Tofu Toast And Grille


TOFU TOAST AND GRILLE

Pan-grilled tofu with petite peas and veggies in tomato sauce with pan-grilled country style toast cubes seasoned with garlic, smoked paprika and plant parmesan. Served with fresh cilantro and extra virgin olive oil drizzle!

Serves 4

GARLIC CHEESE TOAST:

5 slices country style French or Italian bread, or sour dough – toast to medium doneness, stack and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

  • a rustic, toasted bread is required, otherwise it will absorb the sauce and turn to mush

2 T. extra virgin olive oil plus extra to taste

1/2 t. salt or to taste

1 t. garlic powder

1/2-1 t. smoked paprika

fresh grind black pepper to taste

1/3 c. plant parmesan cheese – shaker style – I used Follow Your Heart brand


1- In large skillet, over medium heat, melt oil. Add bread cubes, salt, garlic, smoked paprika and pepper. Toss in pan to coat and cook, stirring often, till seasonings adhere to bread.

2- Add cheese. Toss again, cook till hot, being careful not to burn it. Remove from heat.


TOFU PEAS AND SAUCE:

2 T. extra virgin olive oil

12.3 oz. box extra firm Silken tofu, rinsed, patted dry and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. turmeric

1 t. garlic powder

fresh grind black pepper

12 oz. bag froz. petite peas, thawed in boiling water till puffed, then drained well

1-1/2 c. of your favorite jarred marinara sauce


1- In large skillet, over medium heat, melt oil.

2- Add tofu cubes, salt, turmeric, garlic and pepper. Gently toss and stir till tofu turns yellow, then cook for about 10 minutes, continuing to stir as needed.

3- Add drained peas. Stir to distribute.

4- Add spaghetti sauce, stir to coat tofu and peas. Cook till bubbly and evenly hot.

5- Salt and pepper to taste.


ADD-ONS:

fresh chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

fresh grins black pepper

extra virgin olive oil drizzle


TO SERVE: 

1- Place bread cubes on individual serving plates or into bowl.

2- Top with tofu peas and sauce.

3- Top with chopped cilantro, black pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


SERVING VARIATION:

1- Mix it all up in a bowl after each item is cooked. Plate, garnish, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, top with cilantro and serve.


Notes: Serve as main dish or brunch.




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Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer, chef

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