Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Laptop Lunches #110

Assorted sushi rolls made with soy wrappers instead of nori (avocado and cucumber fillings), a condiment cup of soy sauce, honey-hoisin tofu (from Mom 100), and petit fours.

I rarely make sushi, mostly because it seems impossible to make in appropriate quantities for one person, but I kept passing the soy wrappers at the grocery store and they seemed to call to me, sort of endlessly, so...I took the plunge. I don't like soy wrappers for nori substitutes, because they don't stick as well as nori, and they're sort of thin--not exactly flimsy, but not sturdy enough to hold their shape well--but it was a nice change of pace.

The honey-hoisin tofu was interesting. It involved pressing out the water for a while between two plates weighted down with cans of beans, which gave it the texture of a pressed-and-formed chicken nugget. I think I like the marinated tofu I made a few weeks ago better. This is a recipe for people who don't like tofu, and I do like tofu. No big loss; the book the recipe came from, Mom 100, came from the public library, so I didn't shell out any money to discover this, other than for the food itself.

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2 comments:

  1. Maybe I need to try that tofu recipe. I've yet to convince my Frenchman that tofu is food.

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  2. Mmmm this dinner sounds delicious! I'm gradually teaching myself to like tofu, do something that only slightly tastes of it sounds great to me! I almost always squeeze all the water out, I don't like slimy foods!

    Your sushi looks great too :)

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