Valentine Hearts

Set the mood for you and your Valentine ~ and turn up the heat!nMake Valentine’s Day exciting with this super simple appetizer! Spend your time with your Valentine, and not in the kitchen (or at least not cooking food!)


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Brick of Tofu
  2. 1/4 cup Sweet/Hot Chili Sauce* (off the shelf or homemade as shown below)
  3. 1/4 cup Chili Lime Rub (off the shelf Williams-Sonoma)
  4. Papaya Chutney with Lime (off the shelf Tiger Tiger)
  5. 1/4 cup raw Walnuts or Almonds
  6. Water Crackers
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu (Nasoya brand, extra firm) for one hour in the TofuXpress. Slice lengthwise.
  2. Cut Tofu with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Use different sizes as pictured. The heart in the upper-right was hollowed out with a smaller-sized heart to create a hole for the Papaya Chutney with Lime.
  3. Using a basting brush, spread the Sweet and Hot Chili Sauce atop a few hearts, Go over a few times with additional coatings to deepen flavor. Take a few other hearts and wet the top surface with water to help the Chili Lime Rub stick. Press a few tofu pieces into the Chili Lime Rub. Fill one heart with the Papaya Chutney with Lime to be scooped onto a fork with tofu or walnuts, or spread on a Water Cracker.
  4. All flavors used here have a little heat ~ but maybe you want to go sweet for your Valentine. Get creative, and remember this is your recipe; build off these ideas and select your own flavors!
Notes
  1. *Sweet/Hot Chili Sauce
  2. 1/4 cup Hot Chili Sauce (off the shelf)
  3. Agave
  4. Add 1 tablespoon Agave to Chili Sauce, to taste. I used 3 tablespoons Agave to smooth out the hot flavor of the Chili Sauce.
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