October 24, 2011

Easy Vegetarian Eats

Back at the end of September this recipe went on to the menu one week. That week ended up being chaotic and we missed that meal. We tried again the following week - and yet again, we passed this meal up on the menu plan again. Finally, at the start of October we got to make this and boy are we upset we waited to long to make them! They were so good!

These are so quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious. Don't wait 3 weeks to make these like we did - you'll be missing out!

Sesame Scallion Tofu
From Serious Eats

  • 2 tablespoons arame or other dark sea green, such as kombu or wakame
  • 1/2 bunch scallions, trimmed
  • 12 ounces firm tofu, patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons panko or fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
Pour boiling water over the arame and soak for a minute or two. Drain well.

Put the scallions in a food processor and pulse a few times, until minced. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Put about half the tofu and all the arame in the processor (no need to wash it out) and pulse a couple of times, until crumbled. Add to the mixing bowl.

Put the remaining tofu in the processor and let it run until the tofu is smooth. Add it to the mixing bowl, along with the panko, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and lots of pepper and stir well to combine. Form into 4 patties.

*Here's where I strayed from the recipe. Instead of frying in oil, I just placed them on the dry non-stick griddle pan and cooked them until they were done/heated through.

I served them with some sushi rice and some miso roasted vegetables. So incredibly good!


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