Garlic Tomato Tofu Puree
If there is such a thing as too much garlic, I've yet to find it. Especially when you're working with tofu as the base for a puree or sauce, you'll need to add a lot of flavor. Tofu is a great source of protein. It's also wonderful for creating smooth and creamy purees. What it isn't good for is flavor. You've got to chuck a lot of big ingredients at it if you want to create something really good. But when you do, you can create something wonderful. Ingredients 13 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 jalapeno, chunked 1 plum tomato, chunked Half a 14 oz pkg firm tofu, drained 3/4 cup water 2 tbls canola oil 3 tbls sriracha 1 tbl salt 2 tsps black pepper Instructions Sauté the garlic, jalapeno and salt in the oil until fragrant. About 5 minutes. Add the black pepper and tomatoes. Sauté 3 more minutes. Add the water. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool the mixture 10 minutes. Add the tofu and sriracha to a blender. Add the garlic mixture. Puree until smooth.