Our last supper of 2009 consisted of sweet and sour tofu and vegan prawns. (The broccoli is from my winter garden...luckily it pulled through the cold snap we had a few weeks back.)
Now, vegan prawns are not something I buy often...but sometimes they're fun. I picked these up at Sidecar for Pig's Peace:
They're made of vegetable gum and root starch, with paprika for the color. They have a firm texture and taste mildly sweet...like, well, prawns.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
2/3 cup pineapple juice (from a can of pineapple...I couldn't find a ripe fresh one)
1/4 cup agave
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons corn starch
Mix all ingredients in a pan and heat over medium until thickened, stirring frequently. Pour the sauce over any stir fry mixture of your choice.
All in all, it was a tasty way to end the year.
Happy New Year All!