½ c sesame seeds (half black and half white, if possible)
1 T olive oil
Place peppers in the food processor and blend until smooth.
Add tofu, garlic, ginger, and salt and pulse until well mixed and grainy.
Transfer to bowl, stir in bread crumbs, and let sit for 30 minutes.
Form the mixture into 4 burgers. If it’s too soft to hold together, add more bread crumbs.
Coat with sesame seeds.
Heat oil over medium heat and cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side, until heated through. Or oil the cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
As part of the "Ethnic Chic Far East ‘Breakfast’" menu, in which it would be surrounded by vegetable rice rolls, mung beans, and miso soup, I guess these patties might resemble salmon, but on their own, there’s just no passing this off as faux fish. But don’t let that stop you, it is delicious, just misnamed.
Adapted from chef Josef Huber’s recipe for “tofu salmon” in Great Chefs Cook Veganan (read my review).