Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hey, look at this

I can't take credit for this idea, but it was really good so I want to share.  Andy decided that he wanted to make baked tofu, but in the style of our christmas seitan roast - in other words, wrapped in yuba.







He put slices of homemade tofu inside of dampened yuba, and then basted them in a soy, sugar and oil mixture before they went into the oven.  The yuba was a little sloppy, I suspect because we bought the cheap stuff, but it did the job and once it crisped up you could barely tell that it wasn't perfect.

It was a yummy, crispy wrapper to soft, sweet tofu.  And easily gluten free - just use wheat-free soy sauce as a baste.  These weren't completely perfect - the inside was a bit bland, but that is an easy fix.  We'll just marinate the tofu before wrapping and baking in the future.  But this was a great idea, and I highly recommend it.

7 comments:

Hannah said...

If only I weren't such a lazy cook at the moment... somehow I know that even if I bought the ingredients to make this, I'd end up at the kitchen counter eating the yuba, then eating the tofu, then drinking the tamari. (Okay, not the last part.)

Dee said...

I think if you added "dressing" herbs like sage and thyme it would be really nice!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Theresa, just wanted to drop you a line. I have been reading your blog for years now and just love it. I am an Aussie, living a fairly dull suburban life in the UK (although a very happy dull suburban life!) and I read your blog and dream of tropical climes, good food and adventures. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your world with us!

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Lori said...

This looks really interesting. I don't know if I can get Yuba here. Your picture looks awesome.

vegan.in.brighton said...

Mmmm yum! I love yuba, my local Japanese restaurant does this thing called Yubamaki which is yuba wrapped around veggies, tied up with a noodle & deep fried - it's SO delicious!

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