recipe: Italian Crusted Tofu with Roasted Veggies and Tomato Sauce

Italian Crusted Tofu with Roasted Veggies and Tomato Sauce is one of those off-the-cuff recipes that kind of just happened

1 package firm tofu
Baby Portobello (Cremini) mushrooms (1 package or about 2 mature bello caps)
1 bunch asparagus
Can diced or crushed tomatoes (15oz) or the equivalent fresh roma (about 12)
Pecorino Romano (or other hard cheese such as parmesano romano)
Ricotta (about 5 oz)
Olive Oil
Small onion
1/2 bell pepper
Italian seasoning (crushed 2:2:2:1:1:1:1 basil, oregano, flat leaf parsley, majordomo, sage, rosemary)
Garlic Powder


Eighth Tofu brick and drain slices well (squeeze between cloth) to get excess moisture off
Coat the tofu with a combination of the italian seasoning, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper and press lightly
Coat a baking sheet with very lightly with oil so the tofu won’t stick and arrange equally spaced
Bake at 400-450 for 12-15 minutes on each side (20-45 minutes total, don’t burn the herbs on the tofu!)

– Asparagus
– spray with a small amount of oil
– add salt and pepper
– roast for 5 minutes
– toss
– roast another 5 minutes
– (watch and take out when it browns lightly)
– Portobello
– spray with small amount of oil
– put salt, pepper, and garlic powder on one side
– turn
– add pepper and garlic powder to second side
– roast 5 minutes
– turn
– roast another 3-5 minutes

– add 1 tblspn olive oil to small pan
– crushed clove of garlic, finely diced onion, finely diced pepper in oil on low heat
– add parsley
– add basil
– add Italian seasoning
– let simmer on low to infuse oil with garlic and seasoning
– add can of diced tomatoes
– increase heat in order to allow tomatoes to reduce and break down
– after about 7 minutes lower heat to simmer until sauce is thick
– take off heat
– add 5 oz ricotta cheese

Plate veggies and tofu with sauce on top, add pecorino to taste


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