Do you ever crave a dense texture like meat but are a vegetarian? Vegetables are fantastic, but their texture can not always fulfil that “meat texture” craving.. In this recipe it is possible to achieve the texture of a chicken club or turkey sandwich using organic tofu!
The secret of a perfect tofu sandwich is in the removal of moisture. The tofu should only be a few millimetres thick to reduce moisture, and to avoid your bread from getting soggy.
- 1 package tofu, sliced no thicker than 5mm each
- Slices of your favourite bread – toasted
- Lettuce leaves
- ½ avocado, sliced
- ½ cup sliced shallots or onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
- 3 fresh basil leaves per sandwich
- 1 tomato, sliced
- salt to taste
In a heated and oiled frying pan, sauté shallots, garlic and rosemary until the onions become translucent. Add tofu and fry until golden, flipping after a few minutes to cook the other side. Once done, set aside and allow to cool for a few minutes. Because the tofu is thinly sliced, the texture will be crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.
Toast your favourite bread and spread tahini on each side. Arrange lettuce, mustard, sliced avocado, sliced tomato and the tofu. Before closing the sandwich, add three fresh basil leaves. This will give an extra hit of flavour. Slice diagonally and serve to your favourite person.
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