tofutzoukakia

Soutzoukakia is a traditional favorite Greek recipe. They hail from Smyrni and they took their name from the Turkish word “soutzouk” that means sausage. Normally these are fried sausage shaped meatballs that then are cooked into flavored tomato sauce. Here is my vegan version of soutzoukakia. I named them tofutzoukakia as the main ingredient is tofu. It’s a dish that is always a hit and can easily be served during a Sunday family gathering/dinner.

Ingredients

1 box of silken firm tofu like mori-nu
3 T.S. peanut butter (or other nut butter of your choice)
3 T.S. soy sauce
1 medium onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup quick cooking oats
salt-pepper-cumin

2 cups vegetable broth


For the sauce
4 ripe tomatoes, pealed and crushed (you can use a multi/food processor)
1 t.s salt ι
1 t.s. pepper
2 T.S. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 t.s. oregano
2 T.S. olive oil

tofutzoukakia
tofutzoukakia

Chop the onion and the garlic. Place all the ingredients (but the vegetable broth) in the food processor and blend for a minute. Put a cup of flour in a plate. Use a tablespoon to get some of the dough and place it on the flour. Roll in the flour and shape as sausage style meatballs. Pour the vegetable broth in a deep frying pan and bring to a boil. Boil the tofuballs for a minute or two (normally you have to fry these but I don’t like fried food plus it’s not that healthy). Remove from the pan and let them cool for a bit. In a sauce pan make the sauce. Once starts boiling reduce heat and throw the tofuballs in the sauce. Cook for 20-25 minutes and serve with rice of your choice.

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