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Pesto Hummus Stuffed Tofu Steak Bake

What you need: 

1 pkg. extra-firm tofu, cut in half
1/4 cup pesto hummus or basil hummus
3 tablespoons tamari (soy sauce)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Sauce:
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoon flour
1 cup vegetable stock
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Coat bottom of baking dish with tamari and olive oil. Lay tofu steaks down inside and flip to coat. Put in oven and bake for 30 minutes, flipping over after 15 minutes to bake other side.
Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients except for nutritional yeast and flour in medium sauce pan over medium heat. add nutritional yeast and flour, whisking continuously until mixture starts to thicken (about 3 minutes).
After the steaks bake for 30 minutes, pull out of oven and cut a slit in the side of each steak. Using a knife, gingerly stuff pesto into each slit. Lay steaks back in baking dish, and spoon sauce mixture on top. Slide back into oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until desired texture is reached.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was really yummy! What a creative idea. The final product had a nice, firm, chewy texture. I used Dreena's pesto hummus (http://www.foodtv.ca/recipes/recipedetails.aspx?dishid=8890). At first I thought the sauce to go on top was too thick (maybe too much flour?), but when I took it out after the half hour, it had formed a nice crispy/chewy shell around the tofu, which I'm guessing is what's supposed to happen, so maybe not! Also, I only used half the amount of the oil/tamari combination at the beginning for the cooking marinade.

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