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BBQ "Ribs"

This was originally posted 2 years ago by Danila Oder.
It's completely and totally wonderful.
My modifications are in [].

This is absolutely super.
Slightly modified from an excellent but not well-known vegetarian (primarily vegan) cookbook:
_Kathy Cooks Naturally_, by Kathy Hoshijo.

  • 8-10 oz. dried yuba
    (bean curd sheets, found in Chinese groceries)
    [I use yuba sticks instead of sheets]
  • 1/4 c. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 c. smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter)
    [I've tried this with peanut butter and with tahini, and definitely prefer peanut butter]
  • 2 T. dark miso
  • 1 T. melted margarine
  • 1 T. water
    [I use a lot more water, so that the mixture is more the consistancy of a gravy than a paste]
  • 2 t. paprika
  • 2 c. BBQ sauce
    (Ron Pickarski's sauce from _Eco-Cuisine_ is to die for)
Soak yuba in water 4-6 hours.
Cut off and discard any pieces that remain hard.

Drain, cut into 4-6" lengths.
Squeeze out as much water as you can.
Mix next 6 ingredients in a bowl.
Add yuba sticks, coating well.
Lay yuba sticks right up against each other on a greased cookie sheet one layer thick.
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes, until bottoms are crisp and browned.
Remove from oven, mix with 2 cups BBQ sauce.
Return to cookie sheet (in one layer) and bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes.