Bread Crusted Tofu With Avocado & Potato Mash, Miso Parsnip Purée, Candied Aubergine Purée


With Avocado & Potato Mash, Miso Parsnip Purée, Candied Aubergine Purée


  • 640g Tofu organic sliced (1cm thick)
  • 50g  Miso paste
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 1 large Aubergine
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 100g Avocado
  • 600g Agria potatoes
  • 20ml Avocado oil
  • 80g Margarine
  • 200g Parsnip
  • 5 g Cumin seed toasted
  • 20g Garlic
  • 20g Parsley
  • 300 ml Vegetable stock



For the Aubergine Purée

  1. Peel the aubergine, cut in dices and mix with sugar, roast in oven till caramelised and puree.  Season with salt as required.

Crusted Tofu

  1. Marinate the tofu with miso paste, make garlic butter with garlic, butter and parsley.
  2. Spread the garlic butter on bread and stick it to the sliced tofu.
  3. Cut the edges of the bread and wrap the tofu with cling film and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Parsnip Purée

  1. Roast the parsnip with some olive oil and cumin seeds for 30 mins in a moderate oven.
  2. Puree when hot, add some margarine to bring to consistency.
  3. Season and set aside.

Potato Mash

  1. Bake whole agria potatoes in moderate oven for 45 mins -1 hr, scoop out the soft potato and pass it through a mouli.
  2. Add avocado oil and avocado and mix.
  3. Sear the tofu with bread side. first and turn it on to other side and cook for roughly 2 minutes.
  4. Assemble on the plate and serve. Garnish with micro greens.

Recipes for Vegetarian Lifestyle Show - Hector’s Restaurant at Heritage Auckland - With Chefs Jinu Abraham and Leanne Boyes


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