Vegan mozzarella in Carrozza (fried tofu sandwiches) with olive paté is a nice, quick, and tasty recipe to make tofu more original and delicious.
It is a vegan recipe that brings a consistent protein load, so it is excellent to replace meat and fish dishes in your diet, thanks to the proteins present in tofu.
As a filling, at least this time, there is no vegan mozzarella but a simple, exquisite black olive paté. In reality, the dish is straightforward, and you can serve it as a vegan appetizer even in an elegant dinner. Just take care of the appearance and make all the regular tofu pieces, and you will see that it will be a success.
The recipe is a piece of (fried) cake, so don’t worry.
You can fry the tofu and then compose a double canapé with the tapenade inside to simulate the effect “in Carrozza.” Or, if you want a lighter dish, you can bake it until it is golden.
Ingredients And Doses For Making Vegan Mozzarella In Carrozza
- 400 grams of tofu
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of capers
- 200 grams of black olives
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 40 grand of parsley
- 15 grams of thyme
- 50 grams of vegetable oil
How To Make Vegan Mozzarella In Carrozza
Cut the tofu into small squares or rectangles measuring 6 by 3 centimeters, season with salt and pepper, and fry the tofu in sunflower oil. If you want a more delicate and light dish, place the tofu rectangles on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and cook for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
Let’s move on to the preparation of the black olive paté. Pit the olives, wash the capers, put all the ingredients in a blender, and chop until you have a creamy, spreadable tapenade free of coarse chunks. There is no standard dose as a quantity of extra virgin olive oil to add. Start without it, and then as the paté is formed, see if it is appropriate to add extra oil to make the preparation more frothy.
When the tofu is cooked, place it on a plate covered with absorbent paper and pat it dry to absorb excess oil. Take two rectangles of tofu, put a hint of olive paté on the tofu and then seal with the other piece of tofu. In this way, you can create delicious fried canapés, excellent as an appetizer or a delightful second course. The protein content is unique between olives and tofu, so instead of meat and cheese, you can safely serve this dish.
Serve with shaved vegan cheese and finely sliced cabbage.
Which wine to pair with tofu in Carrozza with olive paté?
Fried food is an effortless dish to tame, choose a wine with acidity tannins or bubbles in abundance to degrease the palate and add a refreshing note. Champagne, Franciacorta, or Prosecco are all perfect wines to enhance the dish without distorting it.