Buffalo tofu bites. What? Yes, the vegan version of Buffalo wings. The Super Bowl is this Sunday and this week I’ll be sharing some football/tailgating/party foods with you all. If you’re hosting, attending a party or having an intimate little football party – having some festive, yes festive food, always makes the game better, right? I mean seriously, unless your team is in the Super Bowl, sadly my team is not, the game is all about the commercials and overeating all the food. Period. End of story. So plant-based people of the world do like to partake in the bar-inspired snacks/appetizers and football menu items. We don’t always eat salads but we do always eat tofu – HA!
These bites are super easy to prep. Even my meat-loving peeps love these and let’s face it… they aren’t artery clogging and gut busting like their carnivore counterpart. The tofu can be pressed and cooked up easily earlier in the day with the sauce made right before you serve. Toss the bites and sauce in the pan to warm and you are good to go! So let’s get started.
1 block of firm or extra firm tofu (pressed- for the how to click here)
1/4 cup of Frank’s Red Hot
2 tablespoons of vegan butter
Begin by pressing the water out of your tofu block. I’ve described/photographed how to do that here. I press my tofu for at least 30-45 minutes. Once done, slice into cubes or strips. Heat some olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Place the tofu in carefully and brown on all sides. Remove and place on a plate with a paper towel to drain whatever oil is remaining.
While the tofu cools, place a small saucepan over a low flame. Add your hot sauce and vegan butter. Whisk to combine the sauce until blended and heated through. Add the tofu and gently coat/heat through the cubes. Place on a platter or bowl to serve.
Sunday: 10.38 miles (Achieved 3 records on my newer Garmin Fenix 3 HR – fastest mile, fastest 5k and 10k plus a new Vo2 of 52!
Monday: 1h 20m strength training, kettle bell workout, functional moves for my knee recovery and stretching.
Tuesday: 8.01 miles at 8:39 pace.
Wednesday: 1h strength training at the gym. 25 minutes kettle bell training at home. Functional training. Shoulders/biceps/abs/hips focus for weights.
One last thing!! I’m doing a giveaway for these limited release Valentine’s Day Pro Compression socks. To enter, check out my Instagram or leave a comment on this recipe. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner announced February 8th at 8 pm EST. Good luck!
Check back tomorrow for another Super Bowl party recipe.
— Knead to Cook