Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hot pink tofu!


A couple of months ago, Urban Vegan blogged about tofu with wasabi beurre blanc and I've been craving it ever since. Of course, I don't have the cookbook she used, soI have no clue how she made it, but the wasabi and grilled tofu combo was calling my name today, so I tried my hand at it. I didn't make beurre blanc, because I had no clue what all was in the recipe, but I did use wasabi, ginger, garlic, kelp, lime juice and toasted sesame oil in the marinade. I colored it with pomegranate juice and probably should have used less as you can see! Pea puree with garlic, wasabi and a tiny bit of sesame oil complimented the spicy, charred tofu and a side of daikon, cukes and avocado rounded out the meal nicely... oh I forgot, I grilled some mushrooms as well. I'll definitely make this again, but next time I will look at the original recipe first so I can make the sauce to go with it.

It really looks like fish to me!


21 comments:

  1. Hey, that is really cool to look at! I can imagine its taste. Spicy good, Melody.

    I was thinkin' about you today, hopin' the Sunday brunch tomorrow goes GREAT! Can't wait to read about it... post pix if you can! Good luck. I'd say "break a leg" but you've had some injuries that i know of and i don't want to say that, even in a proverbial sense... so tomorrow i hope you knock 'em dea... Errrr... never mind, you know what i mean! :o)

    Again, i have to say upon further review, this pinkish tofu you made eerily looks like fish. WOW!

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  2. That's so pretty!! And yeah, that resembles a salmon fillet....but so dang PRETTY!

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  3. That looks exactly like a salmon fillet, even the inside! I love wasabi and I always forget I have it on hand.

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  4. Oh Cmy gosh! It does look just like fish.

    BTW, congrats again on the job. It seems like you are already really enjoying it. The brunch menu sounds fantastic -- I hope your first brunch goes good today. Can't wait to check out your Cafe blog.

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  5. Amazing !
    What a classy dish ! I love it :)
    I need a pan that will let me grill like that.

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  6. That tofu looks so cool!!

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  7. Wow, that sounds really gourmet like! And it really does look like fish! The brunch menu below sounds delicious.

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  8. Wow, that's different! That looks like it will be a fun recipe to tinker with. Wasabi and peas are an awesome combo.

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  9. Oh cool! How did you get the grill lines? I love it!

    And yes, it looks a LOT like fish. Wow.

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  10. OMG...that really looks like salmon...incredible!

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  11. Pink tofu with gorgeous grill lines. They say it's all about the presentation, and I think you've hit the mark here.

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  12. Love the grill lines! Did I say I loved the grill lines?

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  13. You had me fooled I was like ewww fish hahaha

    Nice blog!


    - Briggitte (of vegan eats)

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  14. That is so cool! It looks like fish (a plus in my book) and sounds so so good. I even like the extreme hot pink.

    Oh my gosh, I SO wish I could pick up, move to where you are, and be the vegan baker at Cafe Indigo. Hope you guys find a great person.

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  15. Ooooh...pink tofu! Cool! All food should be pink!

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  16. That tofu looks like salmon. I was confused at first!

    :)

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  17. Man that sure looks pretty! I've got a cookbook with a vegan salmon recipe, I think it is New Horizons.

    I'm also super psyched for you about the new job. In the next few weeks I'll need to head up to our Manchester/Auburn office for work.

    Hopefully, I can take a Cafe Indigo field trip to meet you and try the food!

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  18. That is awesome - it looks so fun! :D

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  19. totally looks like fish!

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