People usually can't wrap their mind around a vegetarian with such an obsession with barbecue sauce, but alas, you are reading the words of (and then hopefully making the food from) one. I can't even tell you what it is that I love about it. Everything, maybe? I'm not super picky... if the label even hints that it is barbecue sauce, then get me a spoon. Stat. Lest I use my hands.
And I suppose eating sauce from the jar with my hands is probably not lady like (who is this girl?!).
Luckily, I had some tofu sliced up and ready to go when I grabbed the barbecue sauce this weekend.
I also had some tomatoes roasting in the oven, and some leeks sliced up... and some grits cooking. I didn't have much of a plan, but this dish came together SO nicely! It was the perfect Sunday night dinner after spending the day planting a garden on my balcony.
|I've one to Scarborough Fair....Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme|
- Olive oil
- 4 campari tomatoes, halved with seeds removed (or whatever you have)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup grits
- 1/4 soy milk
- 1 leek, sliced and cleaned
- 8 oz extra firm tofu
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
For the tomatoes
- Preheat the oven to 450.
- Place the tomato halves on a lined baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a shake of salt, and place in the oven for roughly 30 minutes.
For the grits
- Bring the water to a boil in small sauce pan.
- Add the grits, return to a boil, and then turn down to very low.
- Cook covered, with frequent stirring, for 15 minutes.
- Stir in the soy milk, and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
For the leeks
- While the grits are cooking, heat up some olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat and add the leeks.
- Sprinkle the leeks with salt, and then cook over low for about 20 minutes, until tender.
For the tofu
- Heat up some olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the tofu and allow to sear for about 7 minutes per side.
- Pour in the barbecue sauce, making sure each piece is nicely coated.
- Cook for additional 5 minutes.