Soy Glazed Veggies in Puff Pastry

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So, I’ve made it to the 4th season of the Cosby Show on Netflix, made some major headway in my overly dramatic dispute with Fed Ex (at least 1/3 of my kitchen items arrived broken :(), found a new gym, took my first yoga class in DC, and went to the most amazing drumming circle ever on Sunday. All in all, I have to say… life is good! And you know what makes life even better? Veggies. No, no, veggies with soy glaze. No, no, no, veggies with soy glaze in puff pastry!

My family and I made these little puffs of goodness when I was home in Springfield last month. Really, it’s almost embarrassing how easy this was… just sauté the veggies, make the glaze, and bake… but the lovely taste definitely transcended the ease of preparation. AND we didn’t even have to persuade my little cousins to try them. All of the colors from the veggies and the flakey pastry did all of the talking for us!

Okie dokie… Happy Tuesday folks and stay tuned to Como Water towards the end of the week. I have a surprise for you!!! 😀

Soy Glazed Veggies in Puff Pastry (Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1 Vidalia onion–chopped

1 red pepper–chopped

1 Anaheim pepper–chopped

4 cloves garlic–minced

2 stalks celery–chopped

3 broccoli crowns–chopped

2 carrots–chopped

1 cup mushrooms–sliced

1-2 inch chunk of ginger–peeled and sliced

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 8 oz. can water chestnuts

1 can chopped baby corn

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

dash cayenne

1 tablespoon white vinegar

olive oil

black pepper

salt

1 block tofu, drained and cubed

2 packages frozen puff pastry sheets (thawed according to directions on box)

flour

1 egg–lightly beaten

mint–cut into small strips

Method: 

*Preheat oven to 35o degrees F. Thaw puff pastry sheets according to the directions on the package.

*Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan. Add ginger slices and red pepper flakes. Heat over low heat for 5 minutes. Add onion, peppers, carrots, and celery. Saute over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add the broccoli, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook veggies until they are al dente. Remove ginger. Stir in baby corn and water chestnuts. Set aside.

*Add soy sauce, brown sugar, cayenne, and vinegar to sauce pan. Heat over medium low heat. Stir to dissolve brown sugar. Reduce by at least half, stirring occasionally, or until the sauce becomes a lovely, sticky syrup. Set aside.

*Add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan. Heat over medium heat. Lightly sauté tofu until it’s golden brown. Drain and mix with the sautéed veggies. Set aside.

*Lightly dust work surface (i.e., counter or table) with flour. Place 1 puff pastry sheet on floured surface. Cut the puff pastry into 9 squares (2 slices down, 2 slices across). Add squares to a cookie sheet. Dollap 1-2 tablespoons of the veggie/tofu mixture in the middle of each square, being sure to leave a 1/2 inch border around the edge of each square. Brush exposed dough with the lightly beaten egg wash. Repeat until all dough is used. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the dough is light brown. Let cool slightly. Drizzle with soy glaze and sprinkle with mint.

 

We also made chocolate-peanut butter cookies:

and we made pina colada sodas… but these were kind of a flop…. I’m still working on the recipes and will share once they’re ‘perfect’!!!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. i love using puff pastry to make schmancy food :). love the soy glaze! and are those chocolate pb cookies vegan?

    • Those cookies aren’t vegan :(

  2. Wow, what an awesome recipe! The best recipes are the easiest with the fewest and freshest ingredients. Nice!

  3. Sorry to hear about the situation with Fedex – 1/3 damaged, thats a lot.

    The food looks delicious, a vegetarian open face pie almost.

  4. My very first time seeing veggies, or even “soy glazed” veggies in the puff pastry! This is cool – my kids love puff pastry and I might reduce the amount of veggies on top, but I am making this to feed various veggies to my kids! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. I LOVE the Cosby’s!! I can watch that show day in and day out… and Three’s Company. :)

    What a genius idea – veggies in puff pastry!! You will make the veggie-haters change their minds. :)

  6. You caramelized those veggies sooooo nicely! We all love puff pastry, of course, but I love that you put an Asian twist in here; I usually default to mushrooms and Gruyere and things. Hope the new gym works out; switching can be so nerve-wracking.

  7. These little puffs sound awesome! What a great way to get some veggies in your diet! Sounds like things are going well for you in DC!

  8. Puff pastry and I had a falling out a while back, but I’m willing to kiss and makeup in order to enjoy this recipe! I hope FedEx is going to reimburse you.

  9. I always seem to make desserts with puff pastry, but using it with vegetables is such a good idea. I’m thinking curried vegetables in puff pastry would be yum too

  10. Glad you are settling in, but bummer about your kitchen stuff! This recipe is so, so pretty and I love all the fresh veggies!

  11. Oh boy, that looks amazing! The cookies and pina colada too.

  12. Ooh, yummers, Tiff! You want to hear something funny? When this page loaded and the picture formed, I swear I thought we were in Giant land! For some reason, that baby corn looked like a normal-sized corn and everything was just blown up, lol. Happy Tuesday to you, too :-) I’m off to go hiking!

  13. Sounds like youre settling in well! Your veggies look awesome. Makes me want to be pretty healthy for dinner tonight. Wish I had puff pastry on hand!

  14. I love those soy glazed veggtastic mini-tarts! I’m throwing a baby shower and I think I might just make those cute little guys!

  15. yummy flavoured puff pastries one of my favourite snack

  16. I love soy-glazed veggies, but putting them in the pastry is taking it to a whole different level. Great idea.

  17. Sorry to hear you lost so much during the move. I hope you come out well with Fed Ex. You must be pretty frustrated.

    Your vegetable puffs sound wonderful. Puff pastry makes everything special.

  18. Guess who happens to have puff pastry in the refrigerator. :-)

  19. This looks amazing! I’m SO sorry you had so may of your kitchen items arrive broken….I hope you’re able to replace them with little difficulty. You certainly made an amazing dish with what you had!

  20. This sounds delicious. Great recipe!

  21. Oh; YUM! Looks great Tiff. Although I admit that when I make this (and I WILL) I will probably omit the tofu. I’ve just never been able to develop a liking for it. But all the rest? OH YEAH!

  22. Savory Puff Pastry! I like! These look so crumbly good and the veg makes these healthier? 😀 Yummy!

  23. Cool idea using puff pastry for a savory dish! The soy veggies look so good, I would have eaten quite a few. Yum!
    I hope fed ex makes good on their mishandling of your package.

  24. Those Veggie Puff Pastries look amazing! I have to give them a try next week, thanks for posting the recipe!

  25. Your veggies look fabulous…and the puff pastry takes them over the top!!!!

  26. Those veggies on puff pastry look very tempting. I like this recipe.

  27. Oh that veggies puff pastry looks so tempting! I need to try that :)

  28. Glad you are enjoying life in DC. Especially with delicious dishes like this to eat!

  29. Such and easy treat and it looks so fun. I would be nibbling away with joy. 😉

  30. Such a healthy and yummy treat!

  31. These look so good (and {sort of} healthy too!)!! I love how the puff pastry forms an edible bowl! These would make amazing appetizers for a dinner party.

  32. I’d be so annoyed if my kitchen stuff got broken, but does that mean you get to buy new stuff? That’s always good! Soy glazed veggies and puff pastry sounds divine!!

  33. I love soy glazed veggies but never tried them on puff pastry. Thanks for this awesome idea, Tiff!

  34. I love all three of these, but the veggies in puff pastry is genius!! I am making that this week! Sorry about your broken items. :(

  35. Those itty bitty corns are calling my name! I’m so glad you’re settling in well. Gosh that really sucks about FedEx, though. :(

  36. For me puff pastries are heaven in mouth and you give it a perfect topping .. SIGH! I am so sorry about the broken kitchen items .. that can totally spoil my day, love your spirit and glad you are having fun :)

  37. Those puff pastries look scrumptuous! That soy glaze looks divine. Plus cookies! You outdid yourself. :) The pina colada sodas look good too. I can’t wait for the perfected recipe. Sorry to hear about the FedEx situation.

  38. This look fantastic! I love puffed pastries!

  39. Oh wow! Those veggies look amazing!

  40. Sorry to hear about your kitchen stuff…but the veggies in puff pastry look delicious and the same I could say about the chocolate peanut butter cookies :-)
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

  41. Wow all the stuff you made looks great- it looks like it was a party up in there! Um drumming circle sounds awesome! So nice to find cool new things when you move right?

  42. These would make a great looking appetizer! Lovely glaze!! mmmmm

    Sorry to hear your kitchen stuff arrived broken… moving can be frustrating! But I am glad you are focussing on all the positives of your new life! Well done Tiff! <3

    Can't wait till Friday now!!!

  43. Oh, really those are puffs of goodness! The glaze is truly tempting. All the dishes are for me (of course if you allow). Great post! I can’t wait trying these recipes!

  44. Congratz for the top 9 on Foodbuzz Tiffany!
    Delicious looking pastry!
    tq for sharing it with us! 😉

  45. Congrats on your SITS day!

  46. I might have murdered someone over those kitchen supplies…

    Sounds like you’re loving life in DC! That’s fantastic news. So exciting being someplace new. My hubby and I have often talked about moving to DC. Too much news there though. I don’t wanna a REAL job after living in Cayman for 5 years :)

    Awesome veggies. Puff pastry and I are arch nemesis…uh..es, so I’d have to rock these veggies naked. But I’m totally okay with that :) Yum is yum, naked or puffed.

  47. Oh man does this look good – I love the combination of veggies that you used.

    Congrats on another well-deserved Top 9!!

  48. Oh wow Tiffany! That looks super delicious…I would totally have that for dinner tonight if I had some puff pasty hehe

  49. Hooray for you Tiff at the top again!!!

  50. Some of the easiest recipes are the most flavorful! The veggies look beautiful…(I love baby corn!). But anything in puff pastry is okay in my book! : )

  51. This is an amazing recipe! And looks delicious :)

  52. I’ve had pastries with veggies before but not soy glazed. This is very creative and I’m sure I would like the taste of this pastries. It looks yummy! Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my site the other day. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    ~ ray ~

  53. Hi again Tiff… I am back to let you know that…
    You have been tagged! http://www.manusmenu.com/i-have-been-tagged

    Have a great weekend… I know it’s a special one! <3

  54. I love this! It’s reminding me of stir fry in puff pastry…I think it’s the corn cobs. Delicious and unique…double win :)

  55. Yummy!! Puff pastry with veggie looks cute.. Thanks for the recipe~

  56. Looks great! Nothing calms a move like tasty food, cookies and drinks.

  57. Oh wow! This is such a fantastic idea… completely delicious :)

  58. That soy glazed veggies recipe is a must! What a clever and delicious recipe idea is this!!

  59. Thanks for the comments! 😀