Saturday, April 26, 2008

Grilled Tofu Foccacia Sandwiches

ETA Added a better pic....I'm still obviously not a food photographer, though. :p

Anyway...these were a staple last summer. We made them on the barbeque, and if it was raining, which it did wayyyy too frequently (I know, we are in a drought, the rain is good, all that...but it sure sucks when you don't own a dryer and it RAINS FOR TWO WEEKS STRAIGHT), we would just make them in a frying pan and under the grill. Seriously, you have GOT to try them!!

Grilled Tofu Foccacia Sandwiches


Garlic Chili Lime Butter

1 c butter
1 red chili
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Zest from 2 limes, and juice from 1 half

Mix all together well. Get the zest and juice for this first, cause it is hard to zest squeezed limes. This stuff is unreal.

Tofu

Large block extra firm tofu (reg will work, too, but extra firm won't fall apart as easily), sliced

Marinate in:

1/4 c olive oil
Juice of the rest of the limes
1/2 T sea salt
1 red chili, minced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 T sugar (I've used raw and brown sugar, and honey; maple syrup would be just as awesome.)


Grill tofu slices on barbecue, basting with sauce; or, fry in nonstick frying pan, spooning sauce over it as it cooks.


Mayonnaise

Condensed milk
Balsamic or cider vinegar
Black pepper

Mix together CD and BV in 2:1 proportions, til it thickens. Taste. If too much like sour condensed milk, add more vinegar. If too much like vinegar, add more milk. Mix in pepper.


Salad greens

Mixed salad greens. I use the kind with arugula, spinach, and radicchio (however you spell that ), etc, but any kind will work.


Foccacia bread

I use this bread, cause we love it, but any chewy, hearty bread will work.

Split bread, butter with the chili lime garlic butter, and put on barbecue to grill and melt. If using a grill, toast the bottoms first, and then flip and put butter on, and toast again.


Cheese

Um, yeah, sliced cheese.

Mashed Avocado


Assemble all ingredients into a sandwich. Serve. Yum.

1 comment:

Lilli said...

OK, I'm now convinced that you're a cooking genius!

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