Today is special! Blog swap day! The wonderful Suzy from Cooking’s Good is taking over for me over here and treating you to a gorgeous vegetarian dish, while I am cooking up samosas over at her blog. Win win! If you haven’t visited Suzy’s world of vegetarian gems, you should head over right after reading her post here!
Hello and Happy Thursday. I’m Suzi from Cooking’s Good. I have been experiencing a number of firsts lately and this is a special treat. My first Blog Hop. Today Kiri from Healthy Foodie Travels and I are exchanging blogs. What an exciting concept. I’ve been following Kiri’s posts for a while now. She always has something wild and exotic going on over there. I am honored to be adding my humble recipe today.
Kiri’s only stipulation was something international or healthy. I decided to make something that truly represents who and what I am so I went with the healthy. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 40 years. Way back when, vegetarianism wasn’t about health but was about not eating anything with a face on it. It’s funny but when I became a veggie I didn’t even eat many vegetables so mostly I ate cheese sandwiches. These days I try and limit my dairy intake and that is for health reasons. Vegetarianism is about healthy food choices.
One of the first things you become familiar with as a non-meat eater is tofu. Yep, the dreaded tofu. Honestly though you do learn to love the stuff and begin to depend on it as a meat replacement over time. Tofu takes on all the flavors of whatever you season it with. Today’s recipe is a Chili Marinated Tofu that is either grilled or broiled. I chose to broil the tofu. You do need to allow the tofu to marinate at least 4 hours to obtain the full flavor effect.
Thank you Kiri for having me here, this has been fun and a pleasurable experience.
Recipe adapted from Candle 79
12 oz package of tofu, sliced
5 Guajillo chilies soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and then chopped
½ cup chopped onion sautéed in a wee bit of olive oil
¼ teaspoon chipotle Chile powder
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
½ smoked paprika
1-2 tablespoon tomato paste desired thickness
½ cup fresh chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil
Blend all of the above ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Reserve some of the sauce and then pour the rest of the tofu and marinate in the fridge turning every so often.
Either heat up your grill or your broiler and grill or broil until the outside turn nice and brown. Serve with your favorite sides and little of the reserved sauce. Tasty!
Mmmmm, my mouth is watering! Thank you so much, Suzy, it’s been wonderful cooking with and for you and getting to know you better!
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