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Late Evening Dinner/Snack

It was a long today , and cooking had to be super fast.

Sautéed Tofu with Thyme Lemon Sauce
Sauteed Tofu in Lemon Thyme Sauce
Firm Tofu , cut in large pieces
2 Cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 
1 Medium Orange  Bell Pepper 
1 Tablespoon fresh Thyme
1 Medium lemon , juiced
Lemon slices for garnish
EVOO and Grapeseed Oil  (in equal parts)

I first hesitated to prepare a citrus flavoring for tofu , thinking it would not lift out the blandness of this very basic ingredient.  I was surprised to learn that all the flavorings did work as intended, and gave the Tofu cubes a pleasant taste , and crispness.  Between the lemon, thyme seasoning and delicate taste of the orange  pepper slices, the dish did manage to come to life. It will be making the list of my repeat recipes for "faster foods" out of my kitchen island.

Preparation Notes
Simple to make. Heat oils , garlic and thyme.  Toss in Orange Peppers, then toss in Tofu , Season with S/P .  It is ready when the Tofu is slightly browned.  Sprinkle with lemon juice towards the end of cooking time.  Garnish with lemon slices for your guests. 

I thought a room , temperature full bodied white would do the trick. Yes you read correctly , a WARM white wine. Nothing wrong with that. Break with tradition.  I selected a Layer  Cake 2009 "Virgin" Chardonnay . It worked perfectly , accentuating the  soft hints of  citrusy lemon juice .

Layer Cake Chardonnay - Click to Access Site

Enjoy !


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