nutritional information

Per SERVING:

  • Calories: 330
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Total Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Sodium: 570 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
Vegan

Ginger-Sesame Tofu with Asparagus and Shiitakes

Ginger-Sesame Tofu with Asparagus and Shiitakes

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Tofu soaks up the flavors of sesame, tamari, ginger and garlic in this recipe, and provides a hearty complement to the mushrooms and asparagus.
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed dry and cubed
  • 1 lb. thin asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lb. shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

1. Combine tamari, vinegar, sesame oil and sugar in mixing bowl, and stir until well blended. Set aside.

2. Heat 1 Tbs. canola oil in large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu, and stir-fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove tofu from pan; set aside.

3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. canola oil in same pan. Add asparagus and shiitakes, and stir-fry until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add reserved tofu and sauce; toss well and heat through. Garnish with sesame seeds, and serve.

April 2005

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comments

way too much sodium! 1500 mg per serving. reduce it to 1 Tablespoon.

gregg - 2012-05-07 01:06:34

Very good!!! I used a bag of Quorn Chik'n chunks instead of tofu (I was out)& it turned out very well.

Jeannie Greutert - 2012-05-02 15:48:52

I really enjoyed this dish. Due to lack of ingredients I was forced to substitute using: soy sauce, just regular sesame oil and baby potabella mushrooms. I also added snow peas and after frying the tofu I simmered it with a bit of teriyaki sauce. ...Definitely yummy.....

Trying Veggies - 2009-12-11 20:38:20

I didn't have low sodium soy sauce and I have to say, using regular soy sauce, the dish was a little too salty. Re-heated well.

Nic - 2011-02-21 22:08:45