Tofu Gumbo

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Tofu Gumbo
This recipe is made with tofu in place of the usual meat or seafood. This gumbo will go great with any type of rice.
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup peanut oil
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb extra-firm tofu, cut in
  • ½ inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp plus ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ¼ lb okra, cut in ½ inch pieces




Combine garlic, onion, mustard, cayenne pepper, peanut oil, vinegar and brown sugar in large bowl. Place tofu cubes in mixture, and marinate 2 to 24 hours.

Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in large pot over medium heat. Sauté onions, celery, peppers and garlic until onions are translucent and vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, thyme, oregano, basil, bay leaves, stock, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 15 to 20 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet, and sauté okra until light brown. Remove from skillet, and add to tomato mixture. Drain tofu, keeping diced onion. Reheat skillet, and sauté tofu until lightly browned. Remove from skillet, and add to tomato mixture.

Heat remaining ¼ cup oil in skillet, and whisk in flour. Continue whisking mixture, or roux, until it is light brown and smells slightly nutty, for 3 to 4 minutes. Reheat tomato mixture over medium heat, and stir in roux, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to stir until gumbo is consistency of gravy. Remove from heat, and serve over White Corn Grits Soufflé..