30 minutes or fewer
This recipe proves that you dont need a lot of fancy ingredients to create a dish with sophisticated flavor. Serve with baked sweet potatoes and steamed collard greens or cut the tofu into cubes and toss them with Asian noodles.
- 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
- 2 Tbs. orange juice
- 2 tsp. maple syrup or honey
- 2 tsp. dark sesame oil
- 1 14-oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained well and cut crosswise into 8 1/2-inch-thick slices
Combine tamari, orange juice, syrup and sesame oil in medium bowl; whisk to blend. Season to taste with pinch of freshly ground black pepper (or cayenne, for a little more bite).
Spray large cast-iron or nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add tofu, and cook, without disturbing, about 7 minutes, until crisp and golden. Turn over, and cook about 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
Pour in tamari mixture, and shake pan back and forth to coat tofu. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 to 3 minutes, until sauce is syrupy and tofu is glazed (sauce will get sticky if cooked longer). Serve hot or at room temperature.
- Calories: 138
- Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
- Fat Content: 8 g
- Fiber Content: 1 g
- Protein Content: 13 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
- Sodium Content: 390 mg
- Sugar Content: 3 g