My 6 year old son has been asking me to make something with tofu for a few months now. He does not like most meats so meal time is very stressful. I bit the bullet and decided to try an easy recipe that I found, the Barbecue Tofu Sandwich. Since I am new to cooking with tofu I chose to read everyones comments, reviews, and suggestions. I made sure to follow some of those suggestions so that I did not get it wrong. I omitted the onions, of course, and added in some chopped mushrooms. I made sure to drain the tofu between paper towels and plates for 20-30 minutes. Then I sliced the tofu and placed it in the freezer for an hour. While cooking the tofu did fall apart and look a little more like scrambled egg whites. This was not discouraging because bbq sandwiches are usually made with shredded meat anyway, not meat slices. I put the tofu mixture on a bun with a tomato. The whole family enjoyed the end result. I would like to make a small note. 3 tbsp seemed to be too much oil. I would cut it down to 2 I think. I ended up dumping some of it out since I almost started a grease fire with 3!
The fresh tomato salad was our side of choice with the tofu sandwiches. I did change it up a bit. I left out the onions and bell peppers. The salad was pretty good but it had an unpleasant bite. I think that leaving out the garlic and substituting olive oil for the vinegar would have cut the bite out of it. It all really is a matter of personal taste. For us, the salad was too overpowering.