This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread. If you are not a fan of Tofu, you will be! Included are the recipes for Chimichurri Sauce, Cumin Rub, and Grilled Garlic Bread. With the featured ingredient being the Tofu. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html
Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread
2 cups lightly packed chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons shallot or onion, minced
1/4 cup of vegetable or olive oil
3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound water-packed extra-firm tofu, cut in half lengthwise
Grilled Garlic Bread:
8 pieces of crusty and dense Italian bread, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
extra virgin olive oil
1 - For Chimichurri Sauce: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not puréed. Set aside.
2 - For Cumin Rub: Combine the garlic, paprika and cumin; mix well. Set aside.
3 - Cut the tofu in half lengthwise to make 2 "steaks" about 3/4-inch thick. Brush lightly with olive oil. Press the Cumin Rub into both sides of the tofu steaks.
4 - Place tofu steaks in a grill pan coated with oil or directly on the cooking grate over direct heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the tofu steak with a pair of tongs and a flat spatula if necessary. Sear the second side and continue grilling until done, about 3 to 5 minutes. Cut each tofu steak in half to form 2 triangles. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread
5 - For Grilled Garlic Bread: Place bread on grill rack or in grill pan. Cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Rub 1 side of each piece of bread with a half clove of garlic; rub hard for good garlicky flavor. Place each piece of bread on a serving plate and brush with a thin coating of olive oil.
Makes 4 servings.