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Orange-Sesame Tofu with Snow Peas

  • April 16, 2014
  • 2:00 pm
Orange-Sesame Tofu with Snow Peas

This healthy tofu main dish features the bright green taste of snow peas.

YIELD: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled
  • 1 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14-ounce) block extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 ounces snow peas
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice

Instructions:

1. Roughly chop ginger and garlic on a cutting board. Sprinkle with salt, and continue chopping until it forms a fine paste. Place in a deep bowl, along with orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper. Stir with a fork. Add tofu, and using your hands or a rubber spatula, gently toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.

2. Drain tofu, reserving marinade.

3. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a wok or deep skillet. Add tofu and sauté over high heat, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides; add more olive oil if needed to keep the tofu from sticking. Transfer tofu to a paper towel-lined dish and drain 1 to 2 minutes. (You may need to do this in two batches depending on size of pan.)

4. Discard any remaining oil and browned bits of tofu from the skillet.

5. Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and snow peas to pan. Pour in reserved marinade. Toss well and cover. Cook 2 minutes to steam snow peas. Add tofu back to the pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top, and shake the pan to toss well. Cook 1 minute. Serve with hot jasmine rice.

Per serving: 390 Calories, 18g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 1020mg Sodium, 42g Carbohydrate, 3g Fiber, 17g Protein

This recipe and it’s photo are by Jennifer Perillo and originally appeared as Orange-Sesame Tofu with Snow Peas on relish.com.

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10:05AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

I love to try new things. Problem is remembering to make sure I have everything.

12:47AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

I don't like tofu, but this sounds interesting! I love snow peas! Thanks for the recipe!

7:48PM PDT on May 22, 2014

yumE

9:57AM PDT on May 2, 2014

Mmm... sesame seeds....

8:27AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Thanks

1:28AM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

Just horrid

9:22PM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Thanks.

6:55PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Thanks, sounds good

9:24AM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

yum

4:55PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

Sounds yummy thanks!

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