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The inspiration for this meal came from gizdodo, a combination of plantain and gizzard that is simmered in tomato sauce. Instead of Gizzard, I made use of extra firm tofu. Tofu is a great source of protein and one of my favourite things to eat. I started eating tofu as a kid; it was widely sold in Kwara state where I went to high school. Tofu is extremely versatile; it can be used in sauces, stir fries and stews. On its own, tofu tastes bland, but it will easily absorb the flavour of whatever you put in it. On the nutrition scale, tofu is a good source of Protein, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium, and a very good source of Calcium and Manganese.
1 block extra firm tofu (cubed)
1 large ripe plantain (cubed)
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
Salt – To taste
Deep frying oil
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 small onion - chopped
1/4 red pepper - chopped
1 cooking spoon tomato sauce
1. Combine the first 6 ingredients. Set aside.
2. Heat up the deep-frying oil. Fry spiced Tofu/plantain until both start to brown. Remove from oil and set on paper towel to rest.
3. Place a pan on medium heat; add in the two tablespoons of oil, other left over ingredients and fried Tofu/Plantain.
4. Stir to combine. Add a touch of water. Stir. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Serve and Enjoy!