Many people run away in fear of the word “tofu”, but I’ve found the best way to get rid of the taboo.
The recipe is my father’s. I’ve grown up eating this meal every other month or so. I didn’t actually know what was in it until one day he unveiled his secret. “So this isn’t chicken… It’s tofu.”
Luckily I didn’t have a heart attack from the shocking truth. And fortunately I’m here to share this wonderful secret with you.
Extra firm tofu
Fettuccine (or really any type of pasta)
Start by chopping up the tofu into little cubes. You’ll probably only be using half of the block so grab some Tupperware to save the rest for later!
Put a good amount of olive oil into your skillet on medium heat. Toss in your cubes.
I need to emphasize “good amount” of olive oil. Pretend you are an Italian grandmother and overdo it on the oil. It is necessary for this dish.
After they’ve been cooking for a couple minutes, start boiling your pasta.
When the tofu browns and firms a little bit, dump in your fettuccine. Mix this all together while putting a teaspoon of minced garlic in the dish. Make sure this is mixed in well so you don’t get a mouthful of garlic. Sprinkle in some Italian seasoning along with salt and pepper.
Top your plate off with some Parmesan cheese and you are ready to eat.
This dish is the best surprise for anyone who is afraid of tofu. It will change your mind forever.