Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Toaster Oven To The Rescue

What do you do when you've only got about an hour to make something happen for dinner, like less than the time it'd take you to preheat your oven? What do you do when you don't have enough time to freeze and thaw some tofu to get the chewy texture you're after? This, my friends, is where your toaster oven comes in.

On Wednesday evenings, the Wife works late and often ends her day with a meeting of indeterminate time. While I can often start prepping things ahead of time, I often only have a little while to do the actual cooking before she gets home. My options are pretty limited: either cook ahead of time and risk things being cold when she gets home, or cook fast.

This is where the toaster oven comes in. It heats up quick and is a great means for making some kick ass tofu. Just turn it to about 400 degrees F, dip your tofu in a marinade of equal parts oil and tamari, sprinkle with some minced garlic, and bake for about 30-40 minutes. Simple, flavorful, chewy, awesomeness.

This evening, I was able to whip together a spicy stir fry using some left over ingredients from the past few days.

The Wife's review: Wow, I'd pay a restaurant good money for this. The vegetables are nice and warm but still maintain their crunch, and the tofu is great. On top of that, it just looks really pretty. Yum.

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