Game Day Tomato Poppers

Serve this tofu appetizer at your next game day get together


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Brick Tofu (Try Nasoya Firm)
  2. 1 carton frozen chopped Spinach (10 oz)
  3. 24 Campari Tomatoes
  4. 1 medium White Onion, Chopped
  5. ½ cup Water
  6. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  7. 2 Cups chopped fresh Button Mushrooms
  8. 3-4 Tablespoons raw Pine Nuts
  9. 2 Tablespoons Veggie Broth Seasoning by ChefXpress
  10. Leaves of 6-8 sprigs fresh Thyme
  11. 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley
  12. Salt and fresh ground Pepper
  13. TofuXPress Unit
  14. Deep Frying Pan
  15. Small Frying Pan
  16. Medium size Mixing Bowl
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress for 1-2 hours. Remove TofuXPress assembled Top. Leave Tofu brick in TofuXPress; rake the tofu by using the backside of a fork to break into small pieces. Add Veggie Broth Seasoning and mix well to coat Tofu.
  2. Place Tofu into medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add Water and frozen Spinach in a large deep frying pan. Heat to slow boil to steam Spinach till done. Place Spinach into TofuXpress and press for 1 minute to remove water. Add Spinach to the mixing bowl and blend with the Tofu.
  4. In the same frying pan, add Oil. Heat Oil on medium temp and add Onion. Back off temp and slowly cook Onion till pieces are clear. Add Thyme, Salt, and Pepper.
  5. Add Mushrooms and Parsley and cook down til Mushrooms are tender. Add Tofu and Spinach mixture to the pan and heat together, blending well in the fry pan for a few minutes under heat. Remove from heat and allow filling mixture to cool to touch.
  6. Heat small frying pan to medium heat; add Pine Nuts and toast for about 1-2 minutes till brown. Remove from pan and chop into smaller pieces to release flavor. Add Pine Nuts into Tofu, Mushroom and Spinach filling and blend well.
  7. Cut tops of Tomatoes off by just enough to be able to core out pulp and seeds but not waste tomato. (Reserve Tomato tops and pulp for future use with another recipe or for juicing.)
  8. Fill Tomatoes with mixture and serve.
Notes
  1. This recipe can be made a day ahead and stored in refrigeration.
  2. Great for Football Parties as satisfying finger food. The Campari Tomatoes make a great vessel for savory mushrooms and tofu.
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