29th: Holiday Test Run – It’s always good to practice – show off your hits and misses.
Ok, I’m not sure this quite qualifies as a “holiday meal”. It does have the red and green going for it though 😉 I will share this recipe post miss with you. I had high hopes for it. I had seen a friend of mine on Facebook share this glorious picture of her supper one night.
You’re thinking she’s a food blogger now aren’t ‘ya? Nope. She just rocks at taking food pictures. I loved this picture so much, I wanted to recreate it. I even bought a cast iron pan for it, something I had been putting off for awhile. Sometimes when you put an idea into action, it doesn’t quite work out. Although this dish tastes super delicious! The pictures didn’t turn out. Oh and since I wasn’t familiar with using a cast iron yet, so I ended up putting an entire block of tofu on to cook it and flipped it around a few times. The outside was slightly overcooked and the middle was cold. Ha! I would suggest slicing the tofu before cooking it up 😉
Seared Tofu & Rice
2/3 cup of rice of choice (I only had white…)
8 oz. block of extra firm tofu
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of powdered garlic
1/2 tsp of oregano
1/2 tsp of parsley
Lemon Herby Sauce
the juice of a lemon
1/4 cup of parsley
1/4 cup of cilantro
1/2 tsp each of salt and dried dill
Bring 1.5 cups of water to a boil and add the rice, simmer until the water has absorbed. While the rice cooks, combine all of the spices together. Rinse to the tofu and pat dry. Rub the block of tofu with the spice mix and add a bit of olive oil to coat it. Heat a cast iron pan on medium-high heat and add a bit of olive oil. Add the seasoned tofu and heat on each side for 2-3 minutes. As the tofu cooks, blend all of the ingredients for the lemon herby sauce. Remove the tofu from heat and cut it into squares.
Layer the rice onto a plate, add the tofu and finish it off with a drizzle of the lemon herby sauce. I added a few cherry tomatoes too.
Do you ever share your cooking mishaps on the blog? Or keep those all to yourself 😉