16 December 2007
Green, Wasabi Wonderfulness
Please note that I do not take full credit for this recipe. It's a simplification/combination/variation of two recipes from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics and Jeanette Lemlin's Quick Vegetarian Pleasures.
To prepare tofu:
3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 block firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Combined all ingredients except for tofu. Toss tofu in mixture until well coated. Spread on tightly oiled baking dish with some space between cubes. Bake for 15-20 minutes, while preparing rest of meal.
Wasabi Noodles with Greens
1 crown broccoli, chopped
2-3 heads baby bok choy, chopped
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 8 oz. package soba noodles
1 and 3/4 cups vegetable stock
2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp wasabi (paste, not powder)
Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add soba noodles and boil for 7-8 minutes, until almost done. While noodles and vegetables are cooking, combine vegetable stock, tamari, mirin, and wasabi to a small pot. Bring to a boil. Add broccoli to soba noodles. After one minute, add bok choy. Wait another 1-2 minutes. Drain noodle and vegetables.
In a large shallow, bowl, ladle wasabi broth over soba noodles and vegetables. Top with baked tofu and scallions. Enjoy a really comforting but healthy meal!