Artichoke, millet-crusted tofu with roasted Brussels sprouts and heirloom carrots
smoked paprika and baby greens served over roasted vegetables. Chard, spinach and bok choy leaves shown here, but use what you like.
250g tofu (about 1/2 pound), sliced in about 1/2″ slices
4T cooking oil, divided
1t sea salt, divided
1/4 cup hulled millet
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup artichoke hearts
1T unsweetened soy milk
2T nutritional yeast
1/2T garlic, minced
1/2t smoked paprika
8 small heirloom carrots, trimmed
8 small small Brussels sprouts, halved
6-8 baby green leaves (use various sizes for presentation)
Black pepper and sea salt to taste
Optional: Add 1/4t black salt and/or some black sesame seeds to the millet along with the paprika to add some additional flavour and colour.
Preheat the oven to 450F.
Toss the carrots and Brussel sprouts in 1T oil and 1/4t sea salt each.
Toss the tofu sliced in 1T oil, 1/4t sea salt and the tamari until well-coated.
Add the tofu to a lightly oiled roasting pan.
Pour the tamari and oil over the tofu and roast for 10 minutes.
While the tofu roasts, start the millet.
Toast the minute in a small sauce pan with a lid for 2-3 minutes.
Add the water and 1/4t sea salt and bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or until the water has mostly been absorbed.
While the millet cooks, return to the tofu and vegetables.
At the 10 minute market, add the carrots and the
Brussels sprouts and turn the tofu.
Roast another 10 minutes, turning the Brussels sprouts and adjusting the carrots mid-way.
When the millet is complete, add the soy milk, nutritional yeast and artichoke hearts.
Cover and simmer another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and puree millet, artichokes, etc., until smooth.
Add the remaining 1T cooking oil to the millet slowly while pureeing to emulsify.
Season to taste.
The tofu, carrots and Brussels sprouts should all be browning.
Ovens vary; use the colour and texture as your guide.
Remove the tofu, and spoon 2-3T of the millet mixture over each tofu slice.
Sprinkle with smoked paprika and return to the pan.
Roast another 5 – 10 minutes until the carrots and the Brussels sprouts cooked and nicely browned. Remove
from heat, season to taste, and serve.
To plate, put the carrots on the bottom, then the sprouts, then the tofu.
Garnish with a few leafy baby greens
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