"I get this awesome tofu from a farm about an hour north of Chicago," says Ryan Poli. Inspired by the flavors of both Spain and Latin America, he marinates the tofu with chiles and serves it alongside patatas bravas (crispy fried potatoes) and a tomato sauce flavored with smoked paprika. Slideshow: More Vegan Dishes
The chile rub and tomato sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Beer Belgian farmhouse ales, like Saison Dupont, are tart and fruity and refresh the palate, making them fantastic with all kinds of spicy dishes, from Asian-inspired recipes to this Latin-inspired one. Substantial rosé wines are also a good pairing.
Pairing Note Not all wines and beers are vegan (that is, made without using products such as gelatin). For details, contact the producers directly.