nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 256
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 292 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
Vegan

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

Serves 4

Serve these crispy cutlets with steamed greens. The bright citrus sauce also works as a tasty topping for roasted squash.
Cutlets
  • 1 16-oz pkg. firm tofu, drained
  • 6 Tbs. hulled sesame seeds
Reduction
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped (¼ cup)
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh lemongrass
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ Tbs. reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 orange, supremed, for garnish (optional)

1. To make Cutlets: Press tofu between 2 cutting boards; tip boards over sink edge 30 minutes. Halve tofu crosswise into 2 slabs, then slice slabs into 2 cutlets.

2. To make Reduction: Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Whisk in juice, broth, and tamari. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

3. Spread sesame seeds on plate. Dredge Cutlets in sesame seeds.

4. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat; add Cutlets. Cook 10 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Serve each cutlet with 3 orange slices (if using) and 3 Tbs. Reduction.

October 2012 p.46

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comments

do you have recipes without garlic?

Helene - 2014-10-10 16:09:56

I put the sauce into a blender before serving. It was a hit.

Andrea - 2014-03-16 01:56:43

The sauce is gross. I think it would be okay without the orange juice.

Sue M - 2014-02-16 01:08:38

Sesame seeds fell right off the tofu while frying… bummer.

Neera - 2014-01-27 07:24:43

I can't have oranges - is there something I can substitute for the orange juice?

BanrionTine - 2014-01-20 23:39:52

This looks delicious

Anne - 2013-10-09 15:24:32