>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have been trying to eat a little healthier lately and decided to try and recreate a dish that a local grocery store makes so I looked online and found a recipe for BBQ tofu cubes. I added some more veggies to suit myself and then had raspberries as a side. I think I was eating summer-y type foods in hopes that spring will come sooner than Punxatawney Phil predicted!
If interested, here's the recipe with my notes and additions:
1 box firm tofu, drained (I use extra firm, non-silken)
assorted veggies to taste (today I used broccoli and onion but I really like edamame beans in this)
1 Tablespoon oil
2/3 cup vegan BBQ sauce (not being vegan I throw in whatever BBQ sauce we have in the fridge)
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar
*the recipe also calls for hot sauce to taste but since I was using habenero BBQ sauce, I skipped that and it still had enough zing to make me happy.
Dice tofu into cubes (I prefer smaller but bigger is fine too). Heat oil in a frying pan and add tofu, sauteing until tofu is a light golden brown. Set aside. Saute any veggies you've chosen until desired softness. Add tofu back into pan.
Meanwhile combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for one minute. Add into tofu mixture. Cook until sauce thickens considerably. (I still find this to be too saucy for my tastes and generally halve the sauce measurements but you might like it drippier.)
Serve hot or cold. Makes 2-4 servings.