Friday, January 26, 2007

tofish n' chips

There was a rumour this would be the recipe this week and I got started early, for once! The recipe calls for slivered almonds then says to grind them, I bought ground almonds to save a step.

I carved out fish shapes free-hand, I tried to make this guy smile. I don't have subconcious desires to eat fish, I just thought it was cute!

Finished fishies on cooling rack:

I made some with small heart shaped cookie cutters. They're more like "nuggets." The leftover tofu from the cutouts can be used for a tofu scramble later, or a stir fry.

Made tartar sauce with nayonnaise and a tiny bit of relish:

This is something I'm going to make again and again and again. They taste like the Zoglos tofu cutlets, because I didn't use the kelp the recipe called for. Baked some potatoes and sweet potatoes, squirted it with lemon....mmmm. I spent many of my childhood summers on the Gaspe coast eating cod fish, so this was sentimental.

I made most of mine thin and a couple thick, the thick ones weren't as yummy because there was too much plain tofu taste. Know what I mean? I can't remember the measurements, think about how much plain tofu you want to taste when you're cutting it up!

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At January 26, 2007 10:37 AM, Blogger mishka said...

day-um, carla! you got going on this quick. I'm so glad to hear that they turned out, and turned out so well! I think I might try both recipes this week - both the tofu and the chickpea versions :)

Did the tofu get chewy at all, or was it still soft?

At January 26, 2007 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG that looks so good!!! I can't wait to try this!

Mishka - I might have to try both versions too! :O)

At January 26, 2007 11:59 AM, Blogger Carla said...

They're chewy! Similar to the texture of Zoglo's cutlets. I used extra-firm tofu and patted the water out. Mmmm.

I have leftover cornmeal coating, I might dredge some cauliflour in it and bake it.

At January 26, 2007 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated - Anyone else having issues with photographs loading slowly or not at all with the new Blogger? I am. :O/

At January 26, 2007 4:28 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Hey Brenda, somedays the photo upload takes forever, I don't know why. Anxious to see what you're trying to post!

At January 26, 2007 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea with the cookie cutters! And the sweet potatoes and potatoes. Yum.

At January 27, 2007 2:44 PM, Blogger vania said...

Summers in Gaspe? How lovely! I can't wait to try these because i Loved fish sticks when i was a wee girl.


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