There's just something about living in your own place with your own kitchen that really inspires you to finally try out those recipes you've pinned to your Pinterest board. I have numerous folders of food and recipes on my computer just waiting to get posted, but all I want to do is share all the food I've just made. Until I make it through all those folders (which might be a while) you are going to see a mix of kitchens and dishes, from my home in New York, and my new place in Virginia.
Its tough finding food that my boyfriend and I can cook together. He is a big meat eater, and of course I am a vegetarian. On top of that, he doesn't like most veggies, and the ones he does like, I don't like. We have come to the realization that most meals we wont be cooking together, but we still try to find compromises.
Luckily, Ben and I both love tofu. I found this recipe for Honey Lime Shrimp on Pinterest a while back, and thought it would work well using tofu instead. Ben agreed, so we got right to the supermarket to pick up the ingredients. Since we were using tofu, we decided to give our meal an Asian flair, and pair it with fried rice. Separately made of course. I can't stand onions in mine, and the thought of broccoli in his made him wretch.
What you need:
2 Packages of tofu (28 oz total)
3/4 cup olive oil
6 T honey
Juice and zest of 2 limes
10 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
What to do:
Cut up the tofu and place in a large dish. Add all the ingredients and mix in with the tofu. Let it marinade in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, stirring half way through.
While the tofu was marinading I made both of the sides of fried rice. I decided to be a kitchen boss and cook them both at the same time.
Like a baus.
Once the tofu is done marinating, place it, and the marinade, in a pan and fry until it is golden brown with crisp edges. Ben had to bleed out most of the oil while we were frying the tofu. There was A LOT of oil, which is good for marinating, but not for cooking.
Ben was a bit bored while I was cooking the tofu, so he deiced to play photographer again.
It was literally the perfect amount of flavor of each ingredient. It had just a hint of sweetness from the honey and the right amount of tang from the limes. Everything came together really well.
The fried rice was a great match for this tofu (and don't worry, I'll show you guys how I make my rice too in an upcoming post). Ben and I both loved this dish. Its always great finding a meal that we can cook and share together.
Do you plan on trying this tofu recipe?
Bye from the Veggie Side!
Adapted from The Dough Will Rise Again.