I have a mild addiction to the tofu scramble at Marie Catrib’s. I finally got up the courage to make one at home. To my surprise, I liked it better at home where I control the oil and tofu consistency. Here is my adaption of Isa Chandra’s recipe found in her Appetite for Reduction cookbook.
- 1 tsp canola or olive oil
- 1 medium red onion, diced finely
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 T fresh ginger, peeled and diced
- 1 block extra-firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1/4-1/2 inch dice
- 2 tsp regular (sweet) curry powder
- 1 tsp hot curry powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- a few pinches of freshly ground black pepper
- 2-3 C baby arugula or spinach
- Preheat a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion in oil for about 4 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic & ginger, saute for 30 seconds. Add tofu to the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the tofu has browned on some of the sides.
- Add the curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice & a few splashed of water if it’s too dry. Mix in the arugula. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the arugula is wilted (cover if you want this to go faster).
- Taste for spices & add another teaspoon of curry powder if needed. Serve!
So, it’s not for everyone, but if you miss the “eggy” taste of eggs, then go to Spice of India on 28th and pick up some Black Salt.
It’s an indian thing – to be honest, I’m not sure if I want to know how it’s made, but it’s a salt that is very sulfurous. So you get that eggy flavor in your scramble!
Great tip! Thanks for the idea.
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