Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Get stuffed

I think Theresa is right when she says most people rotate through the same 9 meals again and again. I would like to think my number is closer to 20, and this is one of them.

They are tofu stuffed mushrooms, and they will always have a place in my heart because:
--they reheat beautifully
--they're satisfying; low in carbs, high in protein
--they look impressive and so are great dinner party or special occasion fare
--they are deliciously more than the sum of their parts

They have even temporarily fooled my cat, who thinks there must be meat in there somewhere.

Tofu-stuffed portabellos
3 tablespoons oil (vegetable or olive)
1 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced sweet red peppers
1/2 cup peeled and grated carrots
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1 cake (16 oz) firm tofu, pressed
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon miso
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 to 6 large portabellos

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan. Add the onions, pepper, oregano, basil, and dill and saute until veggies are tender. Set aside.

In a large bowl, crumble the pressed tofu. Stir in the nuts, bread crumbs, tahini, miso, and soy sauce. Add the sauteed veggies and mix well.

Clean the mushrooms and use a knife to remove the gills. Discard the stems. Brush the remaining 2 tablespoon oil over the mushrooms. Spoon the filling into the mushroom cavities. Place the mushrooms in a baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes, until the filling has slightly browned.


Melody Polakow said...

Sounds delicious! The flavors must all really come together and compliment each other.

Monika K said...

These sound really great - I wish portabella mushrooms didn't cost so much up here... Oh, well, maybe I should just splurge this week and give these a try!

Theresa said...

Tofu stuffed mushrooms! Hmm... which meal will I axe to fit these into my 9 meal rotation... ;)

Veggie said...

I'm not sure if I have a 9 meal rotation, I tend to eat in 'food phases' and go back to old recipes once in awhile. Although my breakfasts definately are repeated alot.

Tofu stuffed mushrooms, sounds interesting.

Thanks for visiting my blogs. Did your cat eat it? My picky cat actually ate some Tofutti the other day, she usually isn't fooled by tofu. My other cat loves 'chicken' nuggets.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

They look yummy... and your cat's too cute!

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Katyola said...

Aww, Truman! Such a handsome boy.