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Black Bean Sausage with Tofu and Fresh Corn

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Category: Breakfast, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 sm Shallots
  • 3 lg Cloves garlic
  • 1 bn Fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 c Vegetable stock
  • 2 oz Plain unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 c Cooked black beans
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Ground white pepper
  • 1/2 md Green bell pepper
  • 1 sm Carrot, peeled
  • 1/4 c Firm tofu
  • 1/4 c Fresh corn kernels


Mince the shallows and garlic. Chop the cilantro. Set aside. Heat oil in a
heavy saute pan over moderate heat. When oil is hot, add the shallots and
garlic. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool. Place
the beans, salt, and white pepper in a food processor fitted with a metal
blade and process until beans are pureed. Transfer to a large bowl. To make
garnis, remove seeds and membrane from the bell pepper. Cut the pepper and
carrot into very small (1/8 in.) dice. Heat oil in a saute pan over
moderate heat. When oil is hot, add pepper and carrots and saute for 2 to 3
minutes or until tender. Cool _completely_. Drain and towel dry tofu. Cut
the tofu into very small (1/8 in.) dice. Add tofu, corn, and cooled sauteed
vegetables to bean mixture, stirring to combine. Transfer to a bowl. Pour
stock into a double boiler. Sprinkle the surface with gelatin and allow it
to _bloom_ for about 10 minutes. Heat gelatin to a syrupy consistency over
water that is 100 to 110 degees F. Remove and allow gelatin to thicken
slightly. Set the bowl of bean/vegetable misture into a large bowl filled
with ice and stir occasionally as it cools. Add the gelatin. folding to
combine, and continue stirring until thickened and well chilled. To
assemble sausage, spoon mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap in a long
line. Roll up (like a cigar), twisting the ends closed and securing with
butcher's twine, if desired. Chill 3 or 4 hours or overnight. To serve,
remove plastic and cut on the bias into 1/2-inch- thick slices.

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