Tofu Tacos

My wife and I were watching the Next Food Network Star and Jeff had used Tofu because he could not find ground turkey or chicken, with what seemed like great success. So tonight I decided to to try my hand had at making Tofu, mind you this was my first try … ever.

I decided to make a Tofu Taco by first sweating off some onion and garlic in a frying pan before adding the the soft Tofu I had already cubed. I added a pinch of salt, a generous portion of Adobo, cilantro and just a dash of red pepper flakes for a hint of heat.

About half way through I had to drain the liquid from the pan, and after that I threw in my zucchini cuts and kept it flowing so not to burn.

Using romaine lettuce leafs as the delivery vessel was a fun twist and I topped it all off with seasoned cut grape tomatoes, salsa verde and goat cheese crumbles with a side of pine nut couscous.

Tofu Tacos

Tonight’s dinner was a surprise hit and one that I hope inspires you to try new foods.

Enjoy your time in the kitchen,
Brian

Sweet Paprika Chicken, Lime Rice, Salsa Verde, and Broccoli

Well, I’d share a picture here, but it’s all gone. It was that good. The other day I picked up some beautiful seasonings at FreshMarket and thought I’d give them a try with dinner tonight. we were not disappointed.

I put a touch of cilantro in the rice with some lime juice and it was a great light touch giving it just enough flavor to be different than your usual plain jane rice. I seasoned the chicken with sweet paprika and a little bit of olive oil. The broccoli (which everyone said was amazing) were steamed in the pan with chicken broth and sprinkled with red pepper flake and a tiny drizzle of olive oil. I also halved some grape tomatoes and tossed them in olive oil with sweet basil and garlic. Those paired nicely with the broccoli and the rice.

On the surface it was your average dinner of chicken, broccoli and rice, but a few little twists of lime and a dash of seasoning really made it a wonderful dinner, worthy of any dining table.

 

So, what’s for dinner at your house tonight?

 

Enjoy your time in the kitchen,

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