Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recipe Of The Week: Tofu ‘Shrimp’ Scampi


My Tofu Vegan “Shrimp” Scampi is an elegant dish that's perfect for a special occasion, yet is very fast and easy to make. I bet you could even make it for less than $10. Enjoy!

TOFU 'SHRIMP' SCAMPI

THIS RECIPE IS :

INGREDIENTS

For the Marinade:

FOR THE SCAMPI:

  • 1 box vegan shrimp or prawns, defrosted or 1 14-ounce block extra-firm tofu, pressed, drained and cut into cubes
  • 1 pound gluten-free pasta
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For the Garnish:
  • Vegan grated Parmesan, if desired
  • Lemon wedges for garnish, if desired.

PREPARATION

  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade. Let the “shrimp” or tofu sit in the marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the “shrimp” or tofu from the marinade, shake off any excess and place them in the skillet. Cook for about 4-6 minutes or until they have browned a bit on all sides, according to your taste. Remove the “shrimp” or tofu from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Add ½ cup white wine to the skillet and let cook until most of it evaporates. Add the remaining marinade to the skillet. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Add the reserved pasta water and the broth to the skillet. Lower the heat to medium-low. Add the zest and juice of the second lemon to the sauce. Melt in the butter, if using, and add the parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Add the “shrimp” or tofu back to the skillet to heat through. Top with vegan grated Parmesan. Serve with extra lemon wedges, if desired.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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When Rhea became vegan, there were no places in her Bronx neighborhood to eat so she had to learn to cook, mostly by watching TV cooking shows, especially Christina Pirello and Rachael Ray.  That led to the creation of The "V" Word website which focuses on vegan versions of favorite, familiar foods. Rhea has written several e-cookbooks which are available on her web site. It is Rhea's hope that she can spread the "V" Word to bring more compassion into the world and it is her dream to become the vegan Rachael Ray.