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Cajun Tofu

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Cajun/creol Vegetarian


  • 2 lb Firm tofu drained and cut into 3/4" cubes *
  • 1 md Red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 md Green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 lg White onion finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 c Chopped celery
  • 2 Cans cooked/peeled tomatoes
  • 4 Cans tomato sauce
  • 1 Gallon water (3/4 gallon for thicker soup)
  • 2 tb Finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 c Finely sliced green onion tops
  • 2 tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 2 1/2 ts Red pepper
  • 2 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 2 ts Garlic salt
  • 3 ts Paprika


* Fry in very hot olive or peanut oil to seal.
I can see it's time to post this hopes of broadening your culinary horizons... Note the use of the 'trinity'.
Pour oil from above into bottom of stock pot, adding enough to cover the bottom of the pot, if necessary. Make a roux by adding an equal amount of flour, cooking until thickened. Add the following:
Simmer for 25 minutes. Add drained tofu, place lid on pot and simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 3 or 4 fresh bay leaves and let cool for 15 minutes. Reheat if necessary and serve over steamed rice. Top with fresh parsley.
If a less spicy mix is desired, the amount of red pepper can be reduced to taste.
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Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; October 14 1992.