As we know tofu is a great source of protein and we all love pizza, so the idea to combine those things was a must-do and for the easy grab-n-go it is in the form of baskets.
So it is like a hybrid of pizza and muffins filled with a good amount of protein - great combo. Of course the taste is incredible :)
Let's take a closer look at what tofu is, along with the recipe :)
Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into solid white blocks of varying softness; it can be silken, soft, firm, or extra firm. Beyond these broad categories, there are many varieties of tofu. It has a subtle flavor, so it can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish and its flavors, and due to its spongy texture, it absorbs flavors well. It is most often treated as a meat substitute. It is a traditional component of East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines, and has been consumed in China for over 2,000 years.
Nutritionally, tofu is low in calories, while containing a relatively large amount of protein. It is high in iron, and can have a high calcium or magnesium content depending on the coagulants (e.g. calcium chloride, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate) used in manufacturing.
Tofu-making was first recorded during the Chinese Han dynasty some 2,000 years ago. Chinese legend ascribes its invention to prince Liu An(179–122BC) of Anhui province. Tofu and its production technique were introduced to Japan during the Nara period(710–794). Some scholars believe tofu arrived in Vietnam during the 10th and 11th centuries. It spread to other parts of southeast Asia as well. This probably coincided with the spread of Buddhism as it is an important source of protein in the vegetarian diet of East Asian Buddhism. Li Shizhen, during the Ming Dynasty, described a method of making tofu in the compendium of Materia Medica. Since then, tofu has become a staple in many countries, including Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea, with regional variations in production methods, texture, flavor, and usage.*source
And now it's time to jump straight to the recipe!
Prep: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Servings: 12 portions
Calories per serving: 190 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
1 pack of pizza dough
400 gr. of smoked tofu
2 red onions
2 large mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp parsley
1 tsp hot curry spices
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
200 ml. tomato puree
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar
0,5 tsp salt
0,5 tsp basil
0,5 tsp black pepper
Step 1: Preheat a frying pan on medium heat with a teaspoon of oil.
Step 2: Chop onion and jalapeno and add them in the pan, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Chop mushrooms and garlic and add them to the frying pan.
Step 4: Fry them for around 10 minutes, then add in the hot curry spice, salt, and black pepper.
Step 5: Turn off the heat and stir in parsley.
Step 6: In the small pan add in everything for your sauce (tomato puree, oil, sugar, salt, basil, black pepper), put on the heat, and mix until the sugar dissolves completely.
Step 7: Preheat oven to 180C.
Step 8: Cut the pizza dough with a ring or a wide glass, grease a muffin tin, and place your circles into the muffin tin forming small baskets.
Step 9: Brush your baskets with tomato sauce and place around 1-2 tbsp of tofu mixture.
Step 10: Bake your baskets for around 20 minutes.