Saturday, March 29, 2008
Scrambled Tofu Tacos
Eating a scrambled tofu taco at Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse in Austin was one of my yes I can be vegan moments. Isa Chandra Moskowitz's recipe captures the deliciousness I had there. I adapt it by browning some soyrizo to start, then proceed with Isa's recipe. At the end, I add lots of baby spinach to wilt.
I'm still a "tofu pup", but so far I've learned that draining your tofu is the key to many recipes (sometimes called pressing the tofu). This can seem a little confusing to the novice. I found Compassionate Cooks' All About Tofu podcast helpful.
This scramble calls for the block tofu you find refrigerated in a plastic container, not the silken type in aseptic packages. Here's my standard set up. Pour the water off the tofu block and rinse briefly. Cut through the middle so you have two thinner slabs. Wrap in a towel, place on a plate, and stack a baking pan full of cans on top. I then drink my first cup of coffee while surfing vegan blogs to allow tofu to drain. By the time I finish my first mondo cup of coffee, it's time to prepare the scramble and my tofu is ready to go!