Crisp Baked Tofu Turmeric Burgers
A fantastic recipe from Marlene Watson-Tara. Marlene's work focuses on food, nutrition and the effect it has on our bodies and our planet.
300g pack Clearspring organic tofu
1 clove garlic crushed
1 red onion, small dice
3 spring onions, small dice
12 fresh shitake mushrooms, caps very thinly sliced, discard the stems
¼ cup roasted red pepper, diced (organic jar)
1 tbsp. tamari
1 tbsp Seaweed Agogo Asian herb mix
¼ tsp ginger powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
½ cup fresh coriander leaves, minced
2 tbsp. black sesame seeds
2 cups breadcrumbs
4 Sourdough burger buns
Lettuce leaves mixed with rocket leaves
Relish & Sauerkraut
Preheat the oven to 200/400°. In a large bowl, mash the tofu with the back of a fork. Warm a splash or two of water in a heavy based wok. Add the garlic, onion, spring onions, mushrooms, red pepper, tamari, seaweed agogo mix and spices. Mix well, cover and cook on a low flame for 8-10 minutes, add a splash of water if the pan is dry. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander. Add the mixture to the tofu bowl along with the sesame seeds and breadcrumbs. Mix well until you have a consistency that sticks together. If the mixture is too dry add a splash of water if too wet add a little flour and stir through. Shape mixture into 4 large burgers or 8 small ones. Place the burgers on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 10 minutes either side.
Optional: Grill the buns, spread some vegan mayonnaise and add a mixture of salad greens, relish and sauerkraut.
MACROVegan Nutritional Tip:
Adding Seaweed Agogo Asian Herb Mix to the tofu burgers not only delivers a delicious taste, but the health benefits are many. The minerals in sea vegetables exist in a chelated, colloidal form that makes them readily 'bioavailable' for use in crucial bodily functions, in plain English this simply means they are easier to digest and absorb. Kombu with its excellent minerals combined with turmeric, a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years makes Seaweed Agogo Asian Herb Mix an incredible addition to your daily diet.