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Orange Lacquered Tofu

30 minutes or fewer This recipe proves that you don’t 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. …

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30 minutes or fewer


This recipe proves that you don’t 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. 

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 138
  • Carbohydrate Content 5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • 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