Monday, December 08, 2014

Meatless Pepper Steak

I made a meatless pepper-steak for the boys tonight, and they loved it (no leftovers). Soy and I don't get along, so I sat this one out, but as they raved about it, it seemed worth posting. The original link calls for round steak. I substituted a block of tofu I baked earlier in the day with loads of ginger and garlic. The original recipe is available here:

To make the baked tofu:

1 block extra firm tofu, sliced into four slabs and pressed between towels for at least 30 minutes.
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 veggie broth cube, pulverised
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon powdered ginger

Mix everything but tofu together in a non-reactive baking dish that can hold the slices of tofu. Place in the tofu, turn once and place in a 400 degree F. oven for 45 minutes. Carefully turn the slices and bake another 35-45 minutes, or until edges are crisp, and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Cool, then chill before slicing thinly. Use in place of the meat in the recipe, reducing the simmering time for the tofu to 10 minutes. Then, proceed with recipe as written.

I served it with noodles, but rice would be great too.


Propagatrix said...

Looks magnificent!

I do believe I'll do this tonight with pork subbed in for the tofu (husband brought home some impractically skinny chops). How's that for a tribute?

Goody said...

I suspect just about any meat or substitute would work with this. I don't have any experience with piggies, but I added a shit-load of ginger both fresh and powdered to mine, which the boys said gave it a good kick.

I don't know about you, but I'm a rather improvisational cook-I'd never get up and drive three minutes down the street to the store just for an ingredient I lack.

Let me know if you guys like it.

Curtise said...

Pretty much any dish with plenty of garlic and ginger in it is fine with me! Sounds delicious. xxx

Propagatrix said...

I marinated the pork in garlic/ginger/soy with a few other interesting things, and then made up the rest of the recipe. Used red pepper because that's what we had and because I hate the green ones. Served it over rice. Turned out quite well!

Goody said...

Excellent! It is good to know it is versatile. And Mr. Propagatrix ate it, so that's a bonus ;)