Recipes with tofu

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  • Updated: February 13, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Sesame Pan-Seared Tofu on Fresh Spinach with Soy-Orange Vinaigrette √

Serves 4.

Note: Quick and light, this comes together in a flash. Use the extra-firm tofu, and drain it for at least 10 minutes before searing.

• 1 tbsp. sesame seeds

• 1 (14-oz.) pkg. regular firm or extra-firm tofu, drained

• 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided

• 1 1/2 lb. baby spinach

• 2 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 1/4 c. fresh orange juice

• 2 tbsp. soy sauce

• 2 tsp. dark or toasted sesame oil


To toast sesame seeds: Put the seeds into a dry heavy skillet set over medium heat and stir until they’re fragrant and golden. Remove and set aside.

To prepare the tofu: Pat the tofu dry. Cut into ½-inch thick slices. Film a skillet with 1 tablespoon of the oil and set over medium high heat. Add the tofu and cook, turning once until golden, about 8 minutes total. Transfer the tofu to a plate. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and then the spinach; cook until just wilted, about 15 to 30 seconds. Transfer the spinach to a platter and arrange the tofu slices on top.

In a small bowl, whisk together the ginger, garlic, orange juice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Pour into the skillet. Set over medium heat and simmer for about 1 minute. Drizzle this over the tofu and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 220 Fat 15 g Sodium 600 mg

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