Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

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Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

Serve these crispy cutlets with steamed greens. The bright citrus sauce also works as a tasty topping for roasted squash.

  • 4Servings

Ingredients

Cutlets

  • 1 16-oz pkg. firm tofu, drained
  • 6 Tbs. hulled sesame seeds

Reduction

  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh lemongrass
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 orange, supremed, for garnish (optional)

Preparation

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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 256
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Fat Content: 17 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 292 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g