I need to make up a recipe (moved from Boston board)
Happy New Year! I woke up thinking about this awesome entree I used to by at What's Cookin Cafe in Somerville. I can't find Karen, the owner, anymore, even though supposedly she did catering for awhile after the cafe closed.
So, I'm forced to try to re-create her awesome recipe for Curried Cauliflower Tofu Bake.
I'm pretty sure that's what she called it, and I know she told me she put millet in it as well, so for a mostly vegetarian, this sounds really healthy. And Oh. My. God. was it tasty. It was like the consistency of a baked mac-n-cheese, but with curry flavor and a creaminess that didn't come from cheese. I LOVED it.
So, can anyone help me? I've done a million recipe searches, and there's nothing out there. Here's what I've put together as a kind-of recipe. Any suggestions about other recipes/websites/additions for the recipe would be awesome.
Curry seasonings - curry poweder, cumin, ginger
Little bit of garlic only
Butter and Oil
??Flour?? to keep it together?
Those are the basic flavors I can imagine. I think I would cook the millet and cauliflower. Then I'd blend the cooked millet, tofu, and half the cauliflower together, or mash it really well. There wasn't a lot of texture - I never would have tasted a chunk of millet or tofu.
Then I would cook onion and garlic, and some very small chunks of remaining cauliflower together, and then put it all together with the curry seasonings.
I would try to keep the consistency fairly dry so it packed together. I want to avoid using flour, but until I get the correct consistency, I could use flour to bind.
Pack it into 9x13 pan (might start with something smaller as I'm experimenting) and bake it.