Wednesday 9 May 2012

Cheezy Pizza Tofu Fillet in Puff Pastry

Taifun Pizza Fillet in Puff Pastry
Taifun brand pizza tofu fillet, topped with mozza cheezly and baked in puff pastry.

I actually posted this on my daily food diary awhile ago, a place I tend to stick things that are more "simple ideas" than actual "recipes" but I felt this was too good to not get a bigger audience, so here it is!

Plus, I've not been well lately. My son picked up that 'slapped cheek syndrome' or 5th disease as it's otherwise known and while it didn't affect him much I got it. Turns out it can cause lupus to flare up in sufferers and can cause acute anaemia in people who are immune suppressed (me) So, of course I had to go and get BOTH a nasty lupus flare up and anaemia on top of the virus itself.

Needless to say I wasn't doing much cooking and was living off ready made foods and anything easy to grab. I'm feeling better now, still weak from the anaemia but better anyway, but it took awhile. SO, since I haven't got anything lined up to blog I felt I might as well post this up here as it was really, really good - it tasted like a Mediterranean herb sausage roll - amazing! Will definitely make this again for a quick, easy and almost fancy main dish. I also bet it would be good cold and great to take on picnics!

Taifun Pizza Fillet in Puff Pastry

Pizza Tofu Fillet in Puff Pastry: serves 2 (or 1 if you don't give a toss about calories!)

1 Taifun Tofu Pizza Fillet
Cheezly Mozza, about 20g - optional
Ready Rolled Puff Pastry - Jus-Rol is labelled vegan, I used 100g

Preheat the oven to 220C.

Cut out 2 rectangles from 1 sheet of puff pastry one about an inch larger than the fillet and the other one slightly larger again. Place the tofu fillet in the middle of the smaller one and top with the cheezly.

Wet around the edges of the pastry then place the larger sheet over top. Press around the edges then seal with a fork all around the pastry.

Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until puffed up and deeply golden brown. Slice in half and serve with a side salad, or just eat the whole damn thing!! You'll see the reason I only have half below but I also must stress I found half with a salad filling and satisfying :-)

Nutritional Information: (for the WHOLE thing and the reason I only have half!!)

Calories: 660
Fat: 43.6
Sat Fat: 17.4g
Protein: 18.5g
Carbs: 35.4g
Sugar: 0.7mg
Fibre: 1.6g
Sodium: 564mg

Some other ideas I've made with the Pizza Fillets:

Simply fried on the side of Tomato and Herb Couscous and Steamed Asparagus.
These are the fillets and that's the Kallo brand stock cube I cooked the couscous in.
Fried and placed in a warm crusty baguette with vegan mayo, lettuce and tomato - delish!


  1. Thanks for sharing. Will try this for dinner tonight!


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