A while back, I received an email about an interesting contest, The Mystery Ingredient Blogger Showcase. Sign up to receive a mystery ingredient and then come up with a recipe to be entered into a competition. I was hopeful the mystery ingredient wouldn’t be a lobster or bacon and luckily, it wasn’t. The mystery ingredient? Colman’s Mustard. Yesss. I LOVE mustard. I wrote this post about all the mustards I have. And the one that was missing? Colman’s. But not any more!
Next up, I had to think of something creative to use with the mustard (they sent standard mustard as well as powder). I thought for days and finally settled on tofu braised in barbecue sauce. Not least because I’m always trying to find a way to make tofu a lot more palatable. And braising is a great way to prepare it because it really soaks up all the flavor of the liquid, so there’s no soybean taste at all. And freezing the tofu before cooking gives it a great texture not unlike moist chicken.
And this barbecue sauce? It’s delicious. I just started with a good base of mustard sauce and added what I knew would make it better. It yielded a pint of sauce, so I had plenty leftover to top on a blackeyed pea burger and I’ll use more to make my jackfruit barbecue.
Anyway, I entered my recipe and a photo and eagerly awaited the news I received yesterday–I’m a finalist! From here on out, the rest of the work is up to friends and fans. I need your help to win by clicking this link to vote for me. Just scroll down past the contest details and vote by clicking the button next to my entry (the third one down). Please? The grand prize is a trip for two to England, but I’d be happy just to win any of the prizes.
You can vote multiple times, but only ONCE PER DAY. So, yeah, I’m going to be reminding people to vote every day for the next two weeks (I apologize in advance).
Scroll to the bottom of this post to get a great coupon for Colman’s mustard so you can make this yourself! (Or any of the other great recipes on the contest site.)