In the mood for an absurd horror comedy? I'll just tell you that I really enjoy it and if a comic relief is needed from scary movie marathons, this might not be a bad one to watch. It's a 1978 spoof on B-horror movies, in the film, carnivorous tomatoes attack the human race. Fun right?
So here's what I came up with as a pairing for this fine feature...
12-15 roma tomatoes
1 head of iceberg lettuce
1 cup veganaise
1 package of tempeh
1 cup panko breadcrumbs (vegan of course)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 TB olive oil
2 TB pure maple syrup
1 TB lemon juice
2 tsp. liquid smoke
pinch of cayenne
slice the tempeh going across, into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Marinate for about an hour (shortcut is to put all of the marinade in the skillet and let the tempeh soak it up as they fry) fry the tempeh in the skillet and add some marinade juice to it. The pan will get yucky and sticky, to de-glaze, throw a splash of wine in the skillet when you go to fry the other side. When done, cut the tempeh into smaller pieces
Shred the iceberg lettuce and place in a mixing bowl. Add the Veganaise and toss. Add the panko bread crumbs and tempeh pieces and toss.
With a paring knife, cut teeth into your tomato on the top and bottom, and then fully gut your tomato. Then stuff with your salad mixture. You can add cute eyes by breaking off the end of a toothpick, stick a raisin on there, and stick into the tomato. Just remember to take the toothpicks out before eating!
You can't run from them! They'll get you like 21st century zombies!