Friday, October 21, 2011
Dijon Maple Mustard Tofu Steak & Asparagus
For this dish, I was inspired by a recipe in a health magazine. The recipe in the magazine was in no way vegan, but I decided to make it vegan. I added my own spin to the asparagus and made the tofu totally Naughty. This is a quick and comforting meal that easily tastes like you just ordered it from some swanky restaurant in the city. Yum!
Before you get started, shortcuts: I used my TofuXpress to press the tofu into steaks. I also used Seeds of Change Ready-to-Eat Rice. They come in convenient pouches that pop right in the microwave for 90 seconds. I just discovered their products and am excited to try more of their stuff! I love the fact that they are organic and so far, from what I've seen, their rices are vegan friendly.
Dijon Maple Mustard Tofu Steak & Roasted Asparagus
For the asparagus:
1 bunch of asparagus (about 1 lb), trimmed at the woody ends
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
sea salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven 400 degrees. Toss asparagus, garlice, and oil in a pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 12- 15 minutes, or until tender. In the meantime...
For the Tofu Steaks:
1 container of firm tofu, drained & pressed to very firm texture
1 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp shoyu (or soy sauce)
Slice and cut tofu into small steak fillets (or to your desired size). Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat and place tofu steaks in. While they are sauteing, sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until slightly browned, flip, and season the opposite side with salt and pepper. Cook another 3 minutes. While that side is cooking, place vegan butter and maple syrup in a small bowl and melt (if you choose to do this in the microwave oven, it takes about 20 seconds). Add dijon and shoyu to the melted mixture and wisk together to create your sauce. Flip over tofu steaks and drizzle half the sauce on them. Cook for about 1 minute, then flip and do the same on the other side with the remaining sauce. Serve over rice or grains (like Seeds of Change, only takes 90 seconds!) with asparagus on the side. Enjoy!