This summer I’ve been going on long walks through the city, particularly around some of the more historical areas. I came across one of the original tofu factories and a major producer of tofu products in Canada. I was surprised to find that they were selling large batches of okara (the soy pulp that is left over from the production of tofu, soy milk, etc). I know it’s a well known food in Japan, but I didn’t expect to find it here. …And it was super cheap, going for just one dollar!!
I ended up buying some and took it home to experiment on “okara burgers”. I am super pleased with the result!
Into the approximately one pound of okara, I added in the following ingredients to taste.
- fresh cilantro
- ground chili pepper
- madras curry powder
- garam masala, coriander
- black pepper
- soy sauce
- tapioca starch
…then just put it in the grill (no oil).
If you can get your hands on some, okara is the perfect vegan food – it’s very rich in fiber, and even higher in protein than the tofu itself!!