Thursday, January 6, 2011

Greek Style Tofu Scramble

I LOVE a good tofu scramble, actually I've never had one I didn't like. Felt like making a slightly more complex version yesterday with loads of veggies and stumbled across the idea to marry Greek flavours with tofu scramble on My personal preference is to use medium firm water-packed tofu. So good, I wish I had some leftover to snack on now.

Greek Style Tofu Scramble
1 (350 g) package medium-firm tofu (or your preferred tofu)
1 lemon, juice of
1 teaspoon tahini
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons canola oil (or other neutral oil)
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced (abaout 5 or 6)
1 fresh tomato, diced
1/2 bell peppers (red or orange looks nice)
2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped (a few good handfuls)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon tamari (or Braggs, soy etc)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Drain the tofu from it's packaging water. Place it in a bowl along with the lemon juice and break it up into chunks. Your hands make the best tools here. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the rest. You could also do this step ahead of time.

In a small bowl mix the tahini and water together -- it can be hard to mix tahini when it's cold, try using hot water and pressing the tahini against the edge of the bowl. Set aside.

Heat up 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat, and add in the onion. Allow it to cook through, about 5 minutes. Mix in the garlic and mushrooms and leave for another 5 minutes or so. Next add the tomato, bell pepper and spinach. Allow that all to cook for another 3 minutes or so.

Push the veg mixture to the edge of you pan. Put the other tbsp of oil in the centre of the pan and when hot, add the turmeric and mustard powder to it. Allow those spices to sizzle in the oil for a minute then add in the tahini water, braggs or soy, nutritional yeast, mashed tofu, oregano and basil. Gently mix everything together well.

Adjust seasoning and allow it to cook until it thickens to your liking.

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