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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 240.9
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 81.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 15.3 g

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Mandarin Ginger Tofu

Submitted by: COLORSCHEMER
Mandarin Ginger Tofu

Introduction

This is one of my all time favorite tofu recipes. I've done a fair bit of tweaking to it and think that I may finally have what I am after. Great source of protein. Don't be scared by the big pile of spinach - it cooks down and ends up being a pretty small portion of the meal. This is one of my all time favorite tofu recipes. I've done a fair bit of tweaking to it and think that I may finally have what I am after. Great source of protein. Don't be scared by the big pile of spinach - it cooks down and ends up being a pretty small portion of the meal.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 block extra firm tofu
    1 cup orange juice
    1/4 cup canned mandarin oranges
    1/4 cup ginger root, cut into 1" slices
    1 tsp ground ginger
    EDIT: 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic
    2 cups raw spinach - without stems
    1/4 unpacked cup brown sugar

Directions

Cut the block of tofu into 1 inch squares. If necessary, lay the squares out on a clean towel and press to dry.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium (~10") flying pan.

Add the tofu and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the surface is a light golden brown.

Add garlic, ginger root slices, and ground ginger, stirring frequently to keep the garlic from burning. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add spinach and continue to cook for 3 minutes.

Add orange juice and brown sugar, lower heat, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve with 5 or 6 little mandarin oranges.

Can be served alone or over a bed of rice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COLORSCHEMER.






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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked this, but didn't care for the ginger slices. Next time, I'll grate the ginger and use more mandrin oranges & spinach, and add a few spices. And maybe add some corn starch to thicken the sauce. - 9/17/08

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  • I added twice as much spinach and added a cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce a bit. I thought it was good, and so did my tofu-loving son. - 3/19/14

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  • For me, don't bother with mandarin slices,
    Grate the ginger instead-no slices
    Add corn starch to thicken
    Add more Spinach - 10/15/12

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  • nice and light; awesome served over brown rice. I've learned to love ginger (hey, it comes with sushi, so I eat it!), and the house smelled wonderful from the cooking. - 4/27/09

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  • nice and easy. Loved all the ginger and garlic. I added extra spinach. - 10/21/07

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  • amount of garlic isn't specified in ingredients - 9/23/07

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