Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Yummies Straight From Girlie Girl News....

Check out this delish recipe from Chloe Jo's current Girlie Girl News....Impress a date, entertain guests or get your mom to start enjoying tofu....finally!


Spicy grilled Tofu With Tamarind Glaze

Tamarind and cayenne pepper give this grilled dish a delicious Indian flavor, and I swear it's addictive.

2 pkg. extra-firm tofu
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. nonhydrogenated margarine (earth balance brand is best!)
2 shallots minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup ketchup (I prefer natural, sugar-free ones)
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
3 Tbsp. brown rice syrup or molasses
2 Tbsp. tamarind concentrate
1 tsp. cayenne
1 Tbsp. ancho chili powder
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. soy sauce

• Cut each block of tofu into 4 slabs, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
• Heat the margarine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except the tofu and cook for 15 minutes.
• Place the mixture in the blender and blend until smooth.
• Return to the saucepan and cook an additional 15 minutes.
• Let cool and pour over the tofu. Let the mixture marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
• Heat the grill and grill each side of the tofu until you get some nice-looking grill marks. While grilling, reheat the marinade in a sauce pan. Remove the tofu from the grill, brush each side with the tamarind sauce, and serve immediately.

Serve with delicious nut rice salad.

Makes 4 servings

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