So here are the smoked paprika tofu skewers I made the other night, a big hit with my fussy eater which was great!
With having the above mentioned fussy eater and having restrictions to what I can eat myself due to my crohn's, I'm always happy to come across new recipes that suit our needs that we've not tried out yet.
I got this fab meal inspiration from Lauren Geislers blog and just used different seasonings to marinade the Tofu.
I was unsure of what seasoning to use due to said fussy eater, so I opted for what I felt was a safe flavour and tried out a spanish smoked paprika pot shot. As these seasonings are oil based they are not taken up by tofu as easily so after coating my drained, pressed Tofu in the pot shot and refridgerating for a while, I cooked it in a wok for about 15-20 minutes to help it take on the flavour a bit more.
After that I followed Lauren's recipe giving the tofu a rough covering with flour, coating in egg and rolling in bread crumbs. I used normal bread crumbs which I made just by breaking up a couple of slices of bread into pieces and sticking them in my blender.
I then baked for 30 minutes.
Whilst the tofu was cooking I used up the left over pot shot with some pasta to accompany the skewers and served with salad and dip. I used a whole pack of Cauldron Tofu which made 4 large skewers so enough for 4 adults** when served with Pasta and salad. We saved our extra's for the next day. G loved trying out food on a skewer, having a go with the dips and enjoyed the way the Tofu was cooked. A secret little woohoo went off inside my head at finding something else that G will happily eat without a fight!
|a bit of a forced smile but she did like them!|
|We saved the extra skewers and left over pasta for the next day|
I'd try out some home made, non oil based marinades next time.
*As you can see I have yet to get fancy table wear to display my meal idea's/recipes for the blog. This will soon be ammended. I also still don't have my camera repaired from the pesky grains of sand that have rendered the Zoom Lens inactive.
**Or 6 children if put on smaller skewers or used as finger food