Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fried tofu and greens

Every time I am in Austin my aunt takes me to NuAge Cafe. Last time I was there, last year, I got a dish called sizzeling setain, or something like that. It was fried pieces of setain with a glazed sauce on top of a big pile of greens. It was so fantastic. Not just the taste, but the combination of healthy and fried food. I decided this was the best was to feel okay about eating fried food - on top of a big pile of greens.

I attempted to make something similar but with BBQ tofu.

BBQ Tofu and Greens:
1 block of firm tofu
1/4 cup corn starch
1 bunch of greens
1/4 bottle BBQ sauce
oil for frying

Drain and press the tofu. Cube and coat with corn starch so it looks like a marshmellow. Fry tofu in oil until it becomes a light yellow color. Place on a drain board to absorb some of the oil
Steam the bunch of greens as normal.
Place the tofu carefully into a bowl and coat with your favorite BBQ sauce. Be careful not to smooth the tofu too much.
Layer a place with greens and top with BBQ tofu.

Enjoy your fried food!


healthnut said...

Yum! I wish I could have gone to NuAge before it closed down :(

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I actually like my tofu straight up simmered in bbq sauce, but this looks good! I like seeing the culmination of your mention of cornstarch & tofu.

Melody Polakow said...

Looks great!

I love BBQ and Greens together... although I can't bring myself to deep fry... oy... which is a good thing.

Emmie said...

That's looking so good! I love tofu so much, it's one of the best things in the world.

megan said...

I have never made my tofu this way. Thanks for the suggestion! It was really good!