Winter has well and truly arrived here in NZ; it’s cold, wet and dark. All. The. Time. So for dinner last night I thought I would make something warm and comforting. Something that would help me to forget about the wild winter that was raging outside and instantly perk me up. I don’t know about you, but food definitely has a funny way of putting a smile on my face and zoning me out.
I had wanted to give tofu scramble a try for a while now, and decided last night would be the night. And honestly, I wish I would have made it sooner, it was fabulous! The tofu took on a crazy egg-like texture, I added turmeric for a slight yellow hue and lots of veggies and crispy potatoes to make it satisfying enough for dinner.
The recipe is below, give it a try and please let me know what you think
What You’ll Need: 150g of firm tofu, 350g of potatoes, half an onion, half a zucchini, 3 button mushrooms, half a green chilli (add more or less if you want it cooler/hotter) a sprig of parsley, a handful of frozen capsicum (fresh is also fine, but I only had frozen!) a teaspoon of turmeric and a tablespoon of cumin.
What You’ll Need to do:
Start with the crispy potatoes as these will take about 30 mins to prepare. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees. Chop the potatoes in to chunks, put them in to a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 12 minutes. While your waiting for the ping, chop the veg.
Once the potatoes have softened, transfer them on to a baking tray, sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil and pop them in to the oven. They’ll take about 15 minutes to brown and crisp up.
For the scramble, drizzle a little oil in to a pan, add the veggies and fry for about 5 minutes, the zucchini will start to brown and the onions will start to smell amazing. Then add the block of tofu and with a wooden spoon, break it carefully in to small, scrambled egg like chunks. Add your spices, a little salt and pepper and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes.
Check on the potatoes, after 15 minutes in the oven they should be prefect. Add them in to your tofu scramble, mix and serve. And there you have a perfect dish to help ward off those bleak, winter nights. Alternatively leave out the potatoes and serve with toast and you’ll have yourself a delicious, hearty breakfast! Enjoy!
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