Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saffron Scalloped Potatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Almond Sauce

Another great one. AGAIN I could hardly stop eating it. The sauce is good but it is also really good with ketchup.
Serves 6 - 8
A small pinch of saffron threads
3 tbsp plain soy milk (I used almond milk b/c that's what I had)
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium size onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
1 medium size Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled, halved and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (I used red potatoes and peeled them because I was to lazy to wash them properly)
1 1/2 lbs soft tofu, drained
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
Dash of cayenne pepper (Next time I will add black pepper too)
Place the saffron threads and soy milk in a small pan, heat until almost boiling. Stir and set aside for at least 25 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Toss potatoes, onions and 1/4 cup oil until well coated. Pour into an oven proof skillet. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, till onions are very soft and the potatoes are tender.
Meanwhile, in a food processor blend till smooth the drained tofu, garlic, and remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil. Strain the soy milk mixture with a fine-mesh sieve and add to tofu along with salt and cayenne pepper. Blend till creamy.
When the potatoes and onions are tender, remove from oven. Pour the tofu mixture into the pan and gently fold the potatoes and onions into the tofu mixture. With a rubber spatula, smooth the top.
Spray the top of the omelet with olive oil and return to the oven. Bake for 50 minutes till the top is deep yellow the lightly browned in spots, and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 20 minutes.
This is good both warm and at room temperature.
Roasted Red Pepper - Almond Sauce
3 red bell peppers, roasted, skinned, seeds removed, and torn into chunks
1/4 cup ground almonds
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp sugar (I used agave syrup)
Salt to taste
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until thick and creamy.

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