Tofu Pibil w/ Arroz Blanco
(tofu, spice mixture: achiote/annato seed, cumin, mexican oregano, smoked paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, orange juice or white vinegar. Adapted from Diana Kennedy, see below)
(black beans, wilted kale, fyh monterrey jack)
Mashed Plantains and Soyrizo
Day 7 also brings us the oldest thing in the freezer... Banana Leaves (2002). These are so old, the store that we bought them at (for $0.99!) has moved twice. They are industructable, and amazingly still easy to work with -- after separating the sections and cutting out what you need just run them under some water and lightly brush off with a paper towel. Then place the leaf directly on your stove burner (set on low) until they change color and get glossy looking -- careful not to burn them though...
These were based on a Diana Kennedy recipe -- we changed things around a bit using pan-fried tofu cutlets coated with the spicy marinade (almost like a barbecue sauce) and then baking the tofu in the banana leaf with a mix of tomato and the spicy marinade along with fried onions.
Here's how it went... click on pix for bigger versions
step 1: lay the tomato / annato spice mixture out on the banana leaf
Sunday, May 28, 2006