Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dijon Tofu and Potatoes

This is a somewhat fancy spin on comfort food. The dijon mustard works well with the spicing to give the dish a more complex yet familiar flavour. The boys gave it the thumbs up, which is good enough for me! As you can see in the picture (well, kind of), I put the tofu on the mashed potatoes, then spooned the sauce over top. You can keep the tofu and potatoes separate if you want. I made crispy tofu, but you can prepare it however you like.


INGREDIENTS
- 1 block tofu, cut into 16 triangles, and prepared however you like
- mashed potatoes, mixed with 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large onion, cut in half, and sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp poultry spice
- 1/4 tsp tumeric
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups water (or more, as needed)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

METHOD:
1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic for 5 mins. Add in carrots and celery and saute 5 more mins. Add in spices and mix well.
2. Add in flour and fry for 1 min. Slowly add in water and bring to bubbling. Adjust seasoning to taste. Simmer for 10 mins, until carrots are soft.
3. Stir in nutritional yeast and Dijon mustard and mix well.
4. To serve, put some mashed potatoes on a plate and make a well in the center. Put 4 pieces of tofu in the well and top with the sauce.