Since I am very short on time and energy this weekend, Jacqueline's Bookmarked Recipes event, created by Ruth of Ruth's Kitchen Experiments, was a godsend at the last minute. This Ottolenghi Black Pepper Tofu recipe, originally written for the Guardian and subsequently published in Plenty, is, quite frankly, the bomb.
I prepared it today to the letter of the recipe. (Per Rosa's comment, a bowl of rice on the side will cushion the heat for some folks.) It so happens that with tofu as its main ingredient, it also qualifies for my own event, My Legume Love Affair - Kicking Off Year 4. For someone like me who views spices as the holy grail of cooking, the copious black pepper, red chiles, and fresh ginger in this amazing dish wind down a frenzied July with a bang. There will, however, be one more very talented guest blogger featured tomorrow with a recipe that is guaranteed to beat any sort of heat.