Sooo here is the latest finger lickin' experiment from Gopi's kitchen, made for lunch today! :-) Its very simple to prepare and all the picky eaters in our house enjoyed it. :-)
Serves 4 generous portions as part of a larger meal.
3 cups of fresh green beans, washed, headed and tailed
I pkg firm tofu, drained, pat dry with paper towel, and cut into strips approx 1/2 inch wide
1 big dollop of Vegenaise
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 TBSP ghee (clarified butter) or oil of your choice
2 TBSP water
Heat a saute pan on medium, add in ghee. When ghee is hot, fry asafoetida for a few seconds and throw in the beans. Stir-fry for a few minutes and add 2 TBP's water. Lower heat and cover. Cook til tender.
Bake the tofu in sauce (see instructions below). Mix tofu and beans together with Vegenaise. Thats it! :-)
Serve hot, great with rice and a salad. :-) It would also work well in wraps or sandwiches.
Sauce for baking the tofu:
Approx 4 TBSP toasted sesame oil
Approx 3 TBSP tamari
Approx 2 TBSP liquid smoke
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 TBSP Italian seasoning
Whisk til well mixed.
Coat tofu strips in sauce and place on baking tray. When all tofu is coated pour extra sauce over top. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approx 50 minutes or til browned with crispy edges. Remove from heat.