Summer is unofficially over for me after today. I start my new fall term tomorrow and I’m both excited and nervous because I know this year will be even more intense than the last two years, but the majority of my classes will be nutrition-related, which makes me a happy
With a new school year and a new packed schedule comes more creativity used in the kitchen to make “emergency” meals that I can whip up on days with limited time for anything non-school related.
If you’ve read my last post involving tofu you will already know my traumatic experience with it prior to that recipe. However, I am happy to say that I have found ANOTHER recipe that has made me like (one might say even love?) tofu and one that is also approved by my husband who is anti-tofu (well except for the previously mentioned recipe of course).
Not only does this take about five minutes to prep, but it uses only three ingredients, yep you heard that right…THREE ingredients and it is still packed with flavour and has a crunchy texture.
If you aren’t into BBQ sauce then any sauce will work, even a thinner sauce. I tried it with a homemade chili sauce and although it had a great flavour, after downing ten glasses of water upon my first teaspoon I decided it may be a bit too spicy to post…I’m talking tears streaming, nose running and physical pain in my mouth.
So, I will continue to work on a homemade chili sauce that will not burn your insides and until then will stick to what I know works and stick to what will get dinner on the table within thirty minutes!
350g block of extra-firm tofu
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Slice block of tofu into 20 – 1/4 inch thick slices.
3. Place BBQ sauce and panko breadcrumbs each in a large and shallow plate.
4. Dip both sides of tofu slice with BBQ sauce and then dip both sides in panko crumbs, gently pressing down to allow panko breadcrumbs to stick to the tofu.
5. Lay each slice on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
6. Serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping.
I’m off to enjoy my last day of freedom which will involve getting my office organized and baking some healthy goods that I can eat during class! Don’t worry, I’m not wasting a perfectly good day of nothing organizing my office because it is something I actually like doing, it makes me feel like I’m getting a fresh start when I replace the old stuff with new supplies, binders and books. Kind of weird, maybe, but it really does!
Have a great day!