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Pretzel Dogs

Happy Wednesday! Who says you have to stop eating game day snacks since game days are over? Pretzel dogs make for a delicious, family-friendly snack. They are so easy to make and even more delicious to eat.IMG_4903.jpg

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Pizza Dough
  • 10 Hot Dogs, I use veggie dogs but you can use any kind you like
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Melted butter

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.

2) Set aside, meanwhile in a large saucepan, add the water and baking soda and bring to a boil.IMG_4899.jpg

3) Lay the pizza crust on a lightly floured surface (you don’t want it to be sticky) and cut it into 10 strips.

4) Then roll each strip around the hot dog making sure to pinch the top and bottom end of the dough so it doesn’t unravel, place them on the prepared baking sheet while you work on the rest.

5) Place them in the boiling water (a few at a time) and cook them for about 30 seconds making sure to flip them halfway through, then place them back on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.

6) Brush them with the beaten egg, sprinkle some salt on top and pop them in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_4901.jpgIMG_4900.jpg

7) When you take them out of the oven, brush the tops with the melted butter and serve!IMG_4902.jpgIMG_4906.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Feel free to use any dogs you want: pork, beef, turkey

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Tofu

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I made Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Salmon about a month ago and said I would provide the Tofu version. It’s just as delicious with all of the same flavors. It’s similar to the general tso sauce but on tofu. This is a super quick and easy recipe to make and healthy. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. First, finely chop the garlic and grate the ginger.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, add a splash of oil and sauté the garlic and ginger until browned.IMG_0106.JPG
  3. Turn the heat on low and add about 4 table spoons of soy sauce, 2 spoons of honey, 2 spoons of brown sugar and stir well.
  4. Add crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.
  5. Let simmer on low for about 3 minutes and stir well. Set aside.IMG_0107.JPG
  6. Place a skillet on medium heat and let it warm up for about 2 minutes.
  7. Cube the tofu.IMG_0108.JPG
  8. Add about 3 spoons of oil and then add the cubed tofu.
  9. Let the tofu cook for about 8-10 minutes.IMG_0109.JPG
  10. Carefully with tongs, flip the tofu on to it’s other side and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  11. With the tongs, hold the salmon onto its side and let cook.IMG_0111.JPGIMG_0110.JPG
  12. Repeat with the other side.
  13. Place the skillet flat on the skillet on low heat and pour the ginger-garlic glaze over the tofu.IMG_0112.JPG
  14. Heat on low for 2 minutes.
  15. Plate and serve!IMG_0115.JPGIMG_0116.JPGIMG_0117.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Serve alongside rice and vegetables.
  • Baking the tofu is also a healthier alternative.
  • Add as much of any of the ingredients you want according to your taste.

This is a perfect recipe if you’re craving general tso chicken but want to opt out of that breaded and deep fried chicken. Tofu is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-fatty acids! It seriously takes under 30 minutes to make and is great for leftovers as well!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz