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                                 CAJUN TOFU
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cajun                            Vegetarian
                 Ceideburg 2
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Firm tofu drained and cut
                         -into 3/4 cubes *
    1       md           Red bell pepper, finely
                         -chopped (about 1/2 cup)
    1       md           Green bell pepper, finely
                         -chopped (about 1/2 cup)
    1       lg           White onion finely
                         -chopped (1 cup)
    1       c            Chopped celery
    2                    Cans cooked/peeled
                         -tomatoes
    4                    Cans tomato sauce
    1                    Gallon water (3/4 gallon for
                         -thicker soup)
    2       tb           Finely chopped parsley
      1/2   c            Finely sliced green onion
                         -tops
    2       tb           Worcestershire sauce
    2       ts           Salt
    2 1/2   ts           Red pepper
    2 1/2   ts           Black pepper
    2       ts           Garlic salt
    3       ts           Paprika
 
   * Fry in very hot olive or peanut oil to seal.
   
   I can see it’s time to post this hopes of broadening
   your culinary horizons...  Note the use of the
   'trinity'.
   
   Pour oil from above into bottom of stock pot, adding
   enough to cover the bottom of the pot, if necessary.
   Make a roux by adding an equal amount of flour,
   cooking until thickened.  Add the following:
   
   Simmer for 25 minutes.  Add drained tofu, place lid on
   pot and simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring
   occasionally.  Add 3 or 4 fresh bay leaves and let
   cool for 15 minutes.  Reheat if necessary and serve
   over steamed rice. Top with fresh parsley.
   
   If a less spicy mix is desired, the amount of red
   pepper can be reduced to taste.
   
   Source unknown.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; October 14 1992.
  
 
 
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