Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Apple-stuffed tofu

I based this recipe off an article in an old Woman's Day for apple-stuffed chicken breast.
If using chicken, there are two very important details:
1. Slice the chicken in the center but don't cut all the way through or the stuffed innards will fall out.
2. Cook the chicken thoroughly, which may take a little longer than tofu.

Ingredients (to serve two):
1/2 granny smith apple, chopped
1/4 shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1 brick firm tofu
Olive oil

1. Mix the apple, cheese,and lemon juice together in a bowl and sprinkle with about 1 tbsp pepper.
2. Cut the tofu brick in half so you have two large chunks. Cut a divot into the tofu without breaking through the sides.
3. Stuff the divot with the apple mixture, as much as you can fit without breaking the tofu. Secure with toothpicks.
4. Combine some cornstarch and cornmeal and a bit of pepper on a plate. Dip the tofu into this mixture, covering all sides. (For chicken, use bread crumbs and your favorite seasonings.)
5. Heat 3-4 tbsp olive oil in a pan. Cook the tofu until brown, about 5-10 minutes on each side.
6. Enjoy with a healthy side of veggies!

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