Monday, July 13, 2009

quick chili lime tofu

a lot of times i don't plan ahead. a lot of tofu recipes assume that i do. with long marinating times and such, a flavorful batch of tofu sometimes seems so far away when all i want is a taco and now please! so for those emergency times i whipped up this little saucy creation to toss some tofu cubes in and then cook them in thus giving you a tangy, spicy and smokey fix right when you need it.

i cubed the tofu and made tacos but you could make whatever creation your heart desires. maybe cook the tofu in slabs and make a sandwich! go crazy!

quick chili lime tofu
8 ounces extra firm tofu, drained and cubed
2 limes, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotles
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon soy sauce
peanut oil, for cooking

in a medium sized bowl, combine lime juice, garlic, cumin, adobo and soy sauce (if you want a little more spice chop up one of the chipotle peppers and throw that in too). add tofu cubes and toss to coat. in a large pan, heat just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. add the tofu cubes and cook over medium-high heat until the cubes begin to brown. give them a toss and pour in the rest of the sauce. cook a few more minutes, stirring occasionally, until tofu is nicely browned and saucy.


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