Monday, January 14, 2013

Tofu with Smoked Paprika and Pomodorini, vegan and gluten free main

This is a great vegan main, full of flavour and proteins. I cooked it for Bence and Judit, they like tofu and they asked for the recipe, so here it is:


10 pieces of dry tofu (Japanese)
500 ml vegetable stock
2 shallots
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika (or more, to taste)
1 can Italian cherry tomatoes (I used Mutti)
1 cup of water (to rinse the tomato can)
1 carrot
Salt to taste

I used ten pieces of dried tofu (like this one), soaked in 500ml of vegetables stock. Dry tofu is like a sponge and it will absorb flavors well (so use some good vegetable stock!). Then I sizzled a couple of finely slices shallots with 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, then I added the tofu (soft after soaking in the vegetable stock) and sautéd it on both sides for a minute, then I added one tsp  (well, probably a bit more...) of smoked paprika, sizzled the tofu in the spice for a little longer, and finally one can of Italian cherry tomatoes, one cup of water, and one carrot, cut into thick slices). I cooked everything until the sauce was reduced and quite thick, and the carrots soft.

Add salt to taste and serve. Tofu is yummy!

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. I just do not like tofu, maybe I should try this and see if my taste has changed :) Diane

    1. I understand Diane, but this doesn't taste like tofu really, it just absorbs the flavour of the sauce. :-)

  2. Ti assicuro che mi invita moltissimo! Non ho mai assaggiato il tofu ma non voglio attendere oltre! :D Bravissima tesoro!

  3. ma è splendida questa preparazione Alessandra!!
    ho trovato un silken tofu in un negozietto vicino a casa, una squisitezza e credo che andrà benissimo per questa preparazione che mi ispira veramente tanto!!!

    ne approfitto per invitarti, se vuoi e puoi (so che sei molto impegnata), alla Rubrica della Tavola Rotonda che parte oggi ^_^

  4. Vedo se ce la faccio, ho le ore internet contate, se ho tempo passo domani :-)

  5. This is definitely nice. I love tofu. Probably try to add some potatoes, eggplant and okra (lady's fingers). I like to add these vegetables when cooking tofu in soup, the soup will be really rich and nice. :)

  6. Yes you can add other vegetables, especially potatoes, although this is not a soup but more like a ... stew?


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