Saturday, June 28, 2008
I guess you have figured out by now that I like chile and I always seem to go back to some kind of chile preparation. I will still post the tofu short ribs but for now it is a napolean of sorts. I wanted to make a quick vegetarian starter with a southwestern flair and I had okara, tofu, chile and avocado. Lets call it a 'Soychilada' why not.
This is the result and it came out real tasty. I made little patties out of the okara that I seasoned with a spice mix of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, mace, ginger, garlic, white pepper, star anise, all spice, tumeric, cumin, corriander and mustard. (basically a Masala Curry I didnt use this brand I am only linking this as a reference) I buy a lot of spices from this Indian grocery store near me and they come in ziploc bags. These were quickly panfried till crispy. I took some super firm tofu and let it soak in the red chile sauce till it was well infused and simply layered the two together. Okara pattie, some cheese and a little chile and a tofu round with more cheese and chile and some avocado slices on top. Simple but so dense and tasty - omit the cheese and the egg I used to bind the patties and its vegan.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 12:23 PM