I try to make as many varieties of food as possible and recently had the request for a hearty salad. Sitting in my pantry was some polenta that was about to expire so there was my first ingredient. I have not done that much with seitan so I decided to try to incorporate it, along with pan-fried tofu.
The various flavors of the lemon, tamari, teriyaki, and maple syrup all complement each other and each bite is an in-mouth party for your taste buds.
Up until now, I have not attempted to make my own seitan, so for now, I would recommend Sweet Earth Seitan.
I have seen several recipes for tofu seasoned with maple syrup but was not pleased with the outcome. I decided to experiment on my own and am extremely pleased with the results.
Maple tofu is great in this dish but also works really well on its own.
In this recipe decided to pair it with some basic zucchini and oven-fried sweet potatoes.
Tofu is amazing! However, not by itself. To me, the stuff straight out of the package is somewhat disgusting. It deserves to be baked, fried, broiled, sauteed and blackened.
I love garlic but when cooking with it there is a fine line between getting it crispy and burning it. Make sure to keep the heat at a medium-high temperature and be sure to keep stirring it when cooking.
I had some fresh basil and cilantro that on hand so I decided to toss it in the rice. The result was YUM!