Baked Tofu Nuggets
With each of the following, the first step it to squeeze the excess liquid from the tofu. Take a 280 g block of extra firm tofu and cut it into 4 even slices and lay it out on a clean tea towel. Lay another clean tea towel over the top, add a baking tray, and then place a large pan full of water on top. The weight of the water will press out any excess liquid from the tofu into the tea towels. Leave for 10 minutes or so.
For the batter, combine 80 g of plain flour, 80 ml of water and 2 or 3 shakes of Bloody Mary Ketchup in a mixing bowl and season. Mix everything with a fork to give a fairly thick batter. In another bowl, crush 80 g of corn flakes to rough crumbs.
Cut the tofu into cubes then, one at a time, dunk each in the batter then the crumbed corn flakes, placing each on a greased baking sheet before baking in the oven pre-heated to 190 C / Gas Mark 5 for 30 minutes.
Prepare a 280 g block (more if you want a lot) of tofu as above to drain excess liquid. After 10 minutes, cut the tofu into cubes and fry them in oil to brown the cubes all over. Add a few good shakes of Sweet Chilli Sauce and fry the tofu for 2 minutes more. Lift the tofu out of the pan to reserve.
For the broth, using the same pan, simmer 900 ml of chicken stock with 4 tbsp of Korean BBQ Sauce, 1 inch of grated ginger, a good pinch of Chinese 5 spice and Chilli Ketchup to taste. Simmer and reduce for 10 minutes or so. Add a little sugar and a drop of soy sauce and season to taste.
Cook a pack of Ramen noodles to the pack’s instructions. Roughly slice a pointed or Hispi cabbage, adding it to the broth for just a couple of minutes before building the Ramen.
Spoon broth and cabbage into bowls, add noodles, tofu, chopped spring onions and a poached egg before finishing with a scattering of sesame seeds.
Tofu Pasta Sauce
Prepare a 280 g block of tofu as directed above, then cut it into cubes. Fry the cubes in olive oil with 1 tbsp of mixed Italian herbs. As it browns, add 2 or 3 tbsp of Bloody Mary Ketchup and fry for 3 minutes more.
Cook the pasta of your choice to the pack’s instructions, drain, drizzle with a little oil and plate up – pasta, sauce, tofu, black pepper and a final drizzle of olive oil.
As we said Gwyneth, choose Tofu every time – enjoy.
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