Sunday, June 14, 2009

Nutty Garlicky Caramelized Tofu

This is a Priya-and-Lisa re-interpretation of a recipe from We're pretty sure it would be amazing with blue cheese as a salad topping . . . although honestly, it almost didn't even make it onto our dinner plates, since we ate most of it right out of the pan.

1 carton extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into bite-sized pieces
a couple pinches of fine-grain sea salt
3 medium-large cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup mixture of almonds and walnuts, chopped
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Saute the tofu in large hot skillet (or pot) with olive oil and a bit of salt until golden and slightly crispy. Add the garlic and nuts, and cook for another minute. Stir in sugar. Cook for another couple of minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

this was SO delicious!!! chris and i loved it! we didn't have any nuts so we subbed sunflower seeds and it was pretty rockin'...