Last month we shared a suggestion on how to raise simple meals to gourmet level. In the spirit of keeping it simple we would like to offer another easy and yummy dish. The monks ate this for the first time last week and it received a thumb’s up from everyone! It’s a great supper dish and you might try it served on top of a bed of steamed kale. Enjoy!
Simple Stovetop Tofu
from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook by Kate O'Donnell
1 12-ounce block extra firm tofu
1 Tbsp ghee
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp tamari
Drain and rinse the tofu. Press gently to squeeze out excess water. Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes.
Melt the ghee in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Place the tofu cubes in a single layer in the pan. Fry for about 7 minutes, or until lightly browned. You may need to gently shake the pan every few minutes to keep the tofu from sticking. Then flip the cubes over with a spatula.
When the other sides are browned and all liquid is gone (another 7 minutes or so) remove from the heat. While the tofu is still in the frying pan, sprinkle it with the nutritional yeast then the tamari. Stir with a spatula to coat the cubes, adding more yeast or tamari if needed to achieve the desired “cheesiness.”