Tuesday, September 14, 2004

strange bedfellows


tofu sandwich

i used to eat this sandwich during my ovo-lacto vegetarian healthy days. i'd had something similar in a small cafe in a small northern california town. it was out in the boonies. i want to say it was guerneville, but i can't be sure, but it was definitely a town where you wouldn't expect vegetarian fare. the sandwich consists of tomato, avocado, cheese, and tofu marinated in a soy dressing. i know, i was hesitant at first. cheese AND tofu AND an asian marinade? sounds strange, but it's also strangely good, and very satisfying.

when i got home, i just had to make this sandwich. my trusty copy of vegetarian cooking for everyone happened to contain a marinade resembling the one from that small town cafe. i've changed it just a bit.

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Sesame Ginger Marinade
adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Deborah Madison

2 large garlic cloves, minced
4 tsp. finely chopped ginger
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp. sesame oil
4 tsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour over drained, sliced tofu. Move slices around so that everything gets covered. Let sit for 15 minutes. Pan-fry each side until brown. Serve on whatever bread you like with whatever accompaniments you like.

1 Comments:

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