From our friends at Fried Dandelions
Fajita Tofu Scramble is a flavorful and protein
packed start to your day! Just a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes until
breakfast is served!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 15 min
2 blocks firm tofu
1/2 – 3/4 t salt
1/2 t paprika
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t garlic powder
1/2 t adobo
1/4 t turmeric
small sliver of achiote/annatto paste, optional
1 T olive oil
1 t Better than Boullion No Chicken paste (you
can sub veggie stock, but this is a much higher concentration of paste to water
than a regular stock so you may need to adjust your salt).
2 T water
Press the 2 blocks of tofu to remove water. I
love my Tofu X Press, but you can also wrap in paper towels, place between two
large plates, and place something heavy on top.
While your tofu is pressing prepare your spice
mix. Mix together salt, paprika, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, adobo,
turmeric, and achiote in a small bowl. Set aside.
Once the tofu has pressed (about 15 minutes) and
most of the water has been removed, unwrap and cut into small 1/2 inch cubes. I
divide the block in half horizontally to make two large slabs, then cut from
there into small cubes. Place the cubes into a large bowl. Sprinkle the spice
mix on top and stir with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick massage with your
hands to break down some of the cubes. I don’t break it down too far because it
is a lot easier for my kids to eat if it is still in cubes. However, the more
you break it down, within reason, the more it will look like scrambled eggs. Up
to you! Please note that the yellow of the turmeric does not come out until it
is heated so the mix will look quite pale. It will brighten up and turn yellow
in the next step.
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high
heat (I use my beloved cast iron). Add the seasoned tofu to the pan and stir
and distribute. Let it cook for about 2 minutes and give it another stir. As
the tofu starts to heat through add the boullion paste and water. Stir it well
and cook until heated through, the stock has completely incorporated, the tofu
is yellow, and delicious! Serve right away with your favorite breakfast menu!