Pumpkin Tofu Bake

This Pumpkin Tofu Bake can be made a day ahead and stored in refrigeration before baking. Great for Thanksgiving, Football gatherings, or as a special casserole side for the winter months. The Sage and rosemary give this dish a warm flavor.


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Brick Tofu (Try Nasoya Firm)
  2. 1 small-medium Pumpkin, cut into 2-inch pieces, leaving skin and seeds intact
  3. 4 tablespoons Butter (may use Vegan)
  4. 2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  5. 1 large whole Vidalia Onion, sliced thin
  6. ½ cup Water
  7. 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  8. 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  9. 1 tablespoon Bourbon Vanilla Sugar (or Sugar-in-the-Raw)
  10. 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh Rosemary
  11. 12 Sage Leaves
  12. Salt and fresh ground Pepper
  13. TofuXPress Unit
  14. Mixing Bowl
  15. Deep Frying or Sauce Pan large enough to steam Pumpkin
  16. Large Fry Pan
  17. Casserole Dish
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress for 1-2 hours. Remove Tofu brick from TofuXPress assembled Top. Slice Tofu brick into thin strips sidewise so that you have approximately 8-10 long strips. Set aside.
  2. Heat Oil and 1 tablespoon Butter on medium high till hot. Add Onions and fry till crispy and browned. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Remove from pan into a mixing bowl for future use.
  3. In same fry pan with the residue from Onions still in pan, add 2 tablespoons Butter, and heat till hot. Add Sage leaves and Rosemary and brown herbs. Add Tofu slices and brown both sides. Remove pan from heat. Set aside.
  4. Add Water and Pumpkin to a large deep frying pan or sauce pan. Steam Pumpkin till soft. Remove from flame.
  5. While still warm, place Pumpkin into TofuXpress, with skin and seeds, and press for 1 minute to remove excess water. Place pressed Pumpkin into Food Processor with remaining 1 tablespoon Butter, Cinnamon, and Sugar. Puree till smooth.
  6. The ingredients will be layered into the casserole dish. Spoon half of the Pumpkin mixture into the base of the casserole dish. Layer in Tofu slices. Spoon remaining half of Pumpkin mixture atop tofu. Spoon Onions onto top. Bake at 325 for approximately 30 minutes or till hot. Serve hot.
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