Mexican Tofu Steaks

In Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes by John Robinette2 Comments


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I don’t care what anyone else says, but for protein, I love tofu which is made from soy. It’s versatile, can go in practically anything, and takes on whatever flavor you throw at it. Tofu is also rich in calcium, low in fat, and is associated with the reduction of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Finally, soy foods, like tofu, “…also contain plant-based estrogens (phytoestrogens) that have been proven to help some women avoid the more unpleasant side effects of menopause.” *

Many have been turned off because they’ve had poorly prepared or under flavored tofu. And I’d agree, who wants that? But I use firm tofu for this recipe and the frying gives it a crusty/crunchy shell which makes even the most die-hard tofu haters, such as Lori, coming back for more. 

This recipe is so easy — it just has three ingredients. And it is very flavorful thanks to the Adobo. Eat it as a stand alone or use it as a starting point for other Mexican dishes. I eat it as a “steak” accompanied by guacamole, salsa, and hot sauce. Tabasco can also work, but I prefer Sriracha.

*The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life, page. 51

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John is married to Lori and father of two awesome young men all of whom he shares his passion for the environment. When he is not Chief Strategy Officer for Sister Eden he loves to cook and read and be outdoors and fantasizes about hiking the Appalachian Trail. Other essays by John about life, death, and love can be found at his blog Hole in the Sun.

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  1. With some homemade quacamole and a good salsa, all wrapped in a warm tortilla, this is now a quick, tasty favorite. Thank you

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