Saturday, December 18, 2010

Spicy- Fried Marinated Tofu

I'm mostly vegetarian, but I do eat fish occasionally. Just because I mostly eat vegetarian doesn't mean food should have little flavor. My goal is to guide people that choose to be vegetarian on food choices that will quench their thirst for flavor. I have an eclectic list of food combinations that I choose from and am always adding new and unique varieties of food. 
Here are recipes that I have tried and some of my personal recipes. Try them out and see for yourself. Please don't forget to leave your comments.

1 block Extra Firm organic Tofu ( cut into bite size)
1/2 cup Brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast flakes (you can get it at any whole food store)
1 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to your taste)
1/2 cup oil

3/4 cup Bragg liquid aminos soy sauce
1/2  cup lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves


1. Arrange tofu in a rectangular  container. In another container, combine nutritional yeast flakes and chili flakes. Set aside.

2. Marinade.  Combine bragg liquid aminos soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and bay leaves together. Pour over tofu and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Remove the tofu from the marinade and dredge in the brewer's yeast mixture until evenly coated.

4. Fry tofu in the hot oil for about 2-3 minutes each side, or until golden brown. Serves 4.

Note: This is also good deep fried or baked. 

Tofu or bean curd - is a food made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. 

Brewer's Yeast - is made from a one-celled fungus called Saccharomyces cerevisiae and is used to make beer. It can also grown specifically to make nutritional supplements. 

Bragg liquid aminos soy sauce - is a healthy substitute of soy sauce.

Spicy Fried Marinated Tofu

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