Friday, August 22, 2008

Tofu Steak

Tofu - a good and healthy alternative to meats... especially for those on a diet. Tofo, a soybean product, is rich in protein, unsaturated fat, and a good source of calcium, iron, phytoestrogens. The protein in tofu or soybean is complete with all the amino acids, which makes soybean protein comparable to animal protein.

Realized that we were eating meat straight these past few days, so I decided to cook one tofu meal earlier.
1 pack tofu, cut into triangles
300 gms. shitaake mushrooms
2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed and sliced
1. Clean mushrooms in a bowl of water and discard stem. Cut lengthwise.
2. Heat oil in a skillet and add butter. Sautee garlic and onion until tender.
3. Toss mushrooms and simmer for 2 minutes.
4. Add in soy sauce and mix well. Gather mushrooms on one side of the skillet, placing the tofu triangles on the other.
5. Let tofu simmer for 2 minutes on each side, giving enough time to absorb the sauce.
6. Place tofu triangles on a serving dish, pouring sauce and mushrooms over. Serve warm.