Grilled Tofu Steaks, Whipped Garlic Sage Potatoes, and Strawberry Balsamic Salad

18 Feb

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During the winter months, I’m sure most North Easterners avoid bundling up and running to the BBQ to cook!  Thankfully, I have a cast iron grilling skillet that is superb for grilling indoors during the winter months (okay, I use it during the summer too!).  This complete nutritious meal cooks up in about 30 minutes & is packed full of nutrition!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 package extra firm organic tofu, such as Nasoya’s Sprouted Super Firm, drained & sliced 1/2 inch thick (or to your liking)
  • 10 oz Baby Spring Green Mix, washed
  • 1 handful of strawberries, diced
  • 1 batch of my Mustard Balsamic Dressing
  • 2 lbs potatoes, washed & cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh sage, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons non-dairy butter / or Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/3 Cup non-dairy milk (for creamier potatoes)
  • Tofu Steak Dry Rub:
    • 2 Tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
    • 1/2 Tablespoon smoked paprika
    • Optional: Cayenne pepper, for heat

Directions:

  1. Heat your greased skillet to medium-high heat.  In a small bowl, combine the spices for your dry rub & dredge both sides of each tofu steak.  Place in your skillet and cook on each side for 5-7 minutes, until grilled.  Set aside.grilled tofu
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil for your cubed potatoes.  Boil your potatoes & garlic cloves until they are tender with a fork, about 15-20 minutes. Once drained, place your potatoes & garlic cloves back into your cooking pot and add your sage, non-dairy butter, & non-dairy milk (if using), salt & pepper to taste.  It’s time to roll up our sleeves and whip up these ‘taters!  I like to get my arm busy & mash them with my potato masher (you can also use an electric mixer, but I find it more satisfying by smashing & whipping them by hand. Call me an old fashioned gal!).  Now, grab a spoon and taste a bite to see if you need to adjust any spicing.mashed potatoes (2)
  3. To assemble your salad, toss your greens & diced strawberries to combine.  Drizzle with your balsamic dressing & toss.  Add fresh pepper if you desire.  salad
  4. Enjoy eating whole!

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Complete with my Strawberry S’mores Cupcakes in the background!

One Response to “Grilled Tofu Steaks, Whipped Garlic Sage Potatoes, and Strawberry Balsamic Salad”

  1. uberdish February 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    What a wonderful dinner! I especially love your whipped garlic-sage potatoes! Yum!

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