I know, I know, I’ve said it before. But the recipe from Emeril was one of the best Food Network Fridays we’ve had. It was Liz’s pick, so we’ll start with her. Liz marinated her tofu in a salty- seaweedy concoction before coating it in Emeril’s awesome beer batter. Just look at the texture on that tofu! Thanks for such an incredible pick, Liz. I love healthy amount of slaw in this dish, that complements the crunch of the tofu perfectly.
Vegan Aide, who is brilliantly cooking menus from restaurants all the way through VeganMoFo, took time out to beer batter her seitan for this dish. She didn’t know it, but I’m not a fan of seaweed, so her comments about it felt as if she was talking directly to me. Seaweedphobe, much? Check out her Sea Seitan, which I think could be my cure. Again, that crunch!
I opted for tofu which I marinated then smoked. The rest of the dish was easily veganized with the usual subs, but let me tell you, it was incredible! I think it says a lot about Emeril (I just know he’d want me to call Emeril rather than Mr. Lagasse) that this recipe was so easily translated and still had it all. Liz ate so much she felt sick, and I was tempted to do the same.
VeganMoFo is coming to a close, but what’s still to come?
Sunday: a surprise guest post
Monday: the after Thanksgiving post
Tuesday: a contest for anyone who didn’t make the 20 post goal for VeganMoFo!