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It’s Ragin’ … Ragin’ Cajun Tofu

July 17, 2014

Now that I figured out the secret to tofu, I’ve been on a tofu kick. I’ve always wanted to try making a homemade “cajun tofuwich” like the ones they serve at NewPi. I could never figure out how to get the texture right, until now! I started by boiling my tofu per my new usual. After 5 minutes, I patted the tofu dry and cut it up into strips, which I then sauced. I baked the tofu in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. While the tofu baked, I sautéed some yellow onions to add to my sandwich.

NewPi’s description of the sandwich — Blackened organic tofu and pepperoncinis steamed and served on grilled Bakehouse sourdough bread with Vegenaise®, avocado, and tomatoes.

Since I didn’t have avocados or pepperoncinis, I just made a simple sandwich on a bun with sautéed onions. While it was a little more simple than theirs, it still tasted quite delicious. I can’t wait to make it again when I have some fresh sandwich bread, pepperoncinis and avocados.

ingredients:

1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
3 tablespoons Frank’s Hot Sauce (If you need more sauce, add more Frank’s!)
1 package of extra firm tofu
1 yellow onion
sandwich bread

preparation:

1. Bring the tofu to a boil in a covered saucepan. Remove cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Pat the tofu dry and cut into strips.

2. Cut up the onion into rings and sauté in some olive oil, mixing until they are soft and browned.

3. Mix all of the spices + mustard + Frank’s in a bowl.

4. Dip tofu strips into the sauce mixture and place onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.

5. Place tofu and onions (and pepperoncinis and avocado if you have them!) on sandwich bread.

Serve and enjoy!

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