Vegan bowl with BBQ tofu, vegetables, and peach

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“Softly squeeze the tofu between two sheets of kitchen paper prior to cutting, until no more liquid leaks out, and it will become extra crunchy when roasted. When prepared in a cast or forged iron pan with a good amount of heat-stable frying oil, your tofu will end up even more crunchy. With roasted tofu, it is important not to cut it into too small pieces, and roast it to the max. To see if it is ready, slightly squeeze the frying tofu with a cooking spoon – if it gives in, it still needs some time. Only when the tofu remains solid with light pressure it’s roasted to perfection. It will be nice and tender in the center, and have a crunchy crust. On a heat level of 7 of 9, this can take up to 10 minutes.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
300 g tofu
4 tbsp oil (for frying)
2 tbsp soy sauce
60 g barbecue sauce
onion
230 g red bell peppers
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp white balsamic vinegar
10 g chilis
1 pinch smoked paprika powder
½ tsp sweet paprika powder
1 pinch pepper
½ tsp salt
200 g zucchinis
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 pinch raw sugar
½ tsp salt
1 pinch pepper
200 g mixed tomatoes
shallot
100 g peaches
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
1 pinch pepper
1 dash agave nectar
1 tbsp parsley
200 g watermelons
½ tsp sea salt
1 pinch pepper
Metric
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Utensils

  • 5 cutting boards
  • 5 knives
  • 3 frying pans
  • 5 skewers
  • Step 1/6

    • 300 g tofu
    • 4 tbsp oil (for frying)
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 60 g barbecue sauce
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • frying pan

    Cut tofu into 4cm x 1.5 cm slices. Heat up a pan with frying oil to level 7 of 9, and, when the oil is hot, roast the tofu in it from all sides for approx. 10 minutes till crunchy – turn regularly (see tip). Meanwhile, start preparing the braised peppers (see below). As soon as the tofu has taken on a brown color and feels crunchy enough, add the tamari/soy sauce, allow it to reduce a little, and then turn down the heat immediately. Add the BBQ-sauce, mix well with the tofu, and simmer for 5 more minutes on medium heat until the BBQ-sauce has settled in. Keep warm.

  • Step 2/6

    • onion
    • 230 g red bell peppers
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar
    • 10 g chilis
    • 1 pinch smoked paprika powder
    • ½ tsp sweet paprika powder
    • 1 pinch pepper
    • ½ tsp salt
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • frying pan

    Cut onion into thin rings, finely chop chili and cut red bell pepper into 2-cm chunks. For the braised peppers, roast the onion rings with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan or pot, add vinegar and reduce, then add the remaining spices, sear briefly, add pepper cubes, mix well, and let it all simmer on low heat. Prior to serving, season to taste with salt, pepper, and some vinegar.

  • Step 3/6

    • 200 g zucchinis
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
    • 1 pinch raw sugar
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 pinch pepper
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • 5 skewers
    • frying pan

    Cut zucchini in pieces of approx. 3-cm. Line-up the zucchini pieces evenly on skewers, and sear them in oil for approx. 2 minutes so they take on some roasting color. Season with vinegar and cane sugar, and reduce briefly. Then, season to taste with salt and pepper, and let it rest a while.

  • Step 4/6

    • 200 g mixed tomatoes
    • shallot
    • 100 g peaches
    • 2 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 pinch pepper
    • 1 dash agave nectar
    • 1 tbsp parsley
    • cutting board
    • knife

    For the tomato peach salad, cut tomatoes into wedges, cut shallot into very thin rings and peach into wedges. Finely chop parsley. Mix all ingredients, and season to taste with a little salt, pepper, and lime juice.

  • Step 5/6

    • 200 g watermelons
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • 1 pinch pepper
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Cut melon in approx. 2-cm cubes. Season the melon cubes with some sea salt/Fleur de Sel and pepper. Then, arrange everything in a beautiful bowl and a small pan, and enjoy!

  • Step 6/6

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