“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread

November 27, 2017 at 6:04 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread. Grilled Tofu seasoned with Granulated Garlic, Hungarian Paprika, and Ground Cumin. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html). The Cook’s site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread

Recipe Ingredients:

Chimichurri Sauce:
2 cups lightly packed chopped parsley
4 garlic cloves, halved
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons shallot or onion, minced
1/4 cup of vegetable or olive oil
3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Cumin Rub:
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound water-packed extra-firm tofu, cut in half lengthwise
olive oil

Grilled Garlic Bread:
8 pieces of crusty and dense Italian bread, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Chimichurri Sauce: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not puréed. Set aside.
2 – For Cumin Rub: Combine the garlic, paprika and cumin; mix well. Set aside.
3 – Cut the tofu in half lengthwise to make 2 “steaks” about 3/4-inch thick. Brush lightly with olive oil. Press the Cumin Rub into both sides of the tofu steaks.
4 – Place tofu steaks in a grill pan coated with oil or directly on the cooking grate over direct heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the tofu steak with a pair of tongs and a flat spatula if necessary. Sear the second side and continue grilling until done, about 3 to 5 minutes. Cut each tofu steak in half to form 2 triangles. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread
5 – For Grilled Garlic Bread: Place bread on grill rack or in grill pan. Cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Rub 1 side of each piece of bread with a half clove of garlic; rub hard for good garlicky flavor. Place each piece of bread on a serving plate and brush with a thin coating of olive oil.

Makes 4 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/grilled_tofu_with_chimichurri_sauce_and_grilled_garlic_bread_recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

January 2, 2017 at 5:59 AM | Posted in spaghetti | Leave a comment
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Spaghetti with meatballs (or spaghetti and meatballs) is an Italian-American dish that usually consists of spaghetti, tomato sauce and meatballs.

 

It is widely believed that spaghetti with meatballs was an innovation of early 20th-century Italian immigrants in New

Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti with meatballs

York City; the National Pasta Association (originally named the National Macaroni Manufacturers Association) is said to be the first organization to publish a recipe for it, in the 1920s.

Italian writers often mock the dish as pseudo-Italian or non-Italian because, in Italy, meatballs are uncommon and smaller.

However, various kinds of pasta with meat are part of the culinary tradition of the Abruzzo, Apulia, Sicily, and other parts of southern Italy. A recipe for rigatoni with meatballs is in Il cucchiaio d’argento (The Silver Spoon), a comprehensive Italian cookbook known as the “bible” of Italian Cooking. Other dishes that have similarities to spaghetti and meatballs include include pasta seduta ‘seated pasta’ and maccaroni azzese in Apulia.

Totally different are the baked pasta dishes from Apulia, where meatballs, mortadella, or salami are baked with rigatoni, tomato sauce, and mozzarella, then covered with a pastry top.

Other pasta recipes include slices of meat rolled up with cheese, cured meats and herbs (involtini in Italian) and braciole (bra’zhul) in Italian-American and Italian-Australian slang, that are cooked within sauce but pulled out to be served as a second course.

…and Spaghetti and Meatballs are always better with Garlic Bread

 

 

 

One of America’s Favorites – Garlic Bread

Garlic bread

Garlic bread

Garlic bread (also garlic toast) consists of bread (usually a baguette or sour dough like a ciabatta), topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, like chives. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted, or baked in a conventional or bread oven.

It is typically made using a French baguette, or sometimes a sourdough like ciabatta which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece. The bread is then stuffed through the cuts with oil and minced garlic before baking. Alternatively, butter and garlic powder are used, or the bread is cut lengthwise into separate slices which are individually garnished.

Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, cheddar or feta. Some restaurants use clarified butter in place of olive oil.

Commercially manufactured frozen garlic bread was developed in the 1970s by Cole’s Quality Foods in Muskegon, Michigan.

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread

July 18, 2016 at 4:43 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread. If you are not a fan of Tofu, you will be! Included are the recipes for Chimichurri Sauce, Cumin Rub, and Grilled Garlic Bread. With the featured ingredient being the Tofu. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread

Recipe Ingredients:

Chimichurri Sauce:
2 cups lightly packed chopped parsleyCooksrecipes 2
4 garlic cloves, halved
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons shallot or onion, minced
1/4 cup of vegetable or olive oil
3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Cumin Rub:
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound water-packed extra-firm tofu, cut in half lengthwise
olive oil

Grilled Garlic Bread:
8 pieces of crusty and dense Italian bread, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Chimichurri Sauce: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not puréed. Set aside.
2 – For Cumin Rub: Combine the garlic, paprika and cumin; mix well. Set aside.
3 – Cut the tofu in half lengthwise to make 2 “steaks” about 3/4-inch thick. Brush lightly with olive oil. Press the Cumin Rub into both sides of the tofu steaks.
4 – Place tofu steaks in a grill pan coated with oil or directly on the cooking grate over direct heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the tofu steak with a pair of tongs and a flat spatula if necessary. Sear the second side and continue grilling until done, about 3 to 5 minutes. Cut each tofu steak in half to form 2 triangles. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread
5 – For Grilled Garlic Bread: Place bread on grill rack or in grill pan. Cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Rub 1 side of each piece of bread with a half clove of garlic; rub hard for good garlicky flavor. Place each piece of bread on a serving plate and brush with a thin coating of olive oil.
Makes 4 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/grilled_tofu_with_chimichurri_sauce_and_grilled_garlic_bread_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 12, 2013 at 10:14 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Want a hint of garlic without a too – garlicky taste? You can make a lightly scented garlic bread by adding 1 teaspoon of garlic powder to the flour when you’re making white bread.

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