UmamiSubmitted by: KRAVMAGAGIRL
IntroductionYou know that new taste? Want to knowingly enjoy it? Here's a way to do that! It seems like a lot of stuff to do but it's really easy and quick since the tofu bakes. You know that new taste? Want to knowingly enjoy it? Here's a way to do that! It seems like a lot of stuff to do but it's really easy and quick since the tofu bakes.
12 -oz extra-firm tofu, cut into Â½-inch-thick 'steaks' (you will only need 6 'steaks' for this recipe, so you can save the rest if you have any left for later)
1/3 cup tamari
2 Â½ tsp dry mustard
2 - 3 tbsp agave
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 small bundle Japanese buckwheat soba noodles
When you are ready to make the tofu, preheat oven to 350F. Place tofu in a lightly greased glass baking dish with all remaining sauce. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven and cover to keep warm.
While tofu cooks, bring a large pot of water with a steaming basket in it to a boil. Cook beans for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and set aside for a moment. Heat coconut oil in a wok until very hot. Add in beans and bell pepper and stir fry about 3 minutes, until heated through. Pour in sesame oil and tamari and cook another minute. Pour into serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Prepare noodles according to package directions. If they need to be rinsed, heat them back up in a wok with a scant tbsp of oil (coconut, peanut, sesame). Place in pan or bowl with lid to keep warm.
To serve: take some noodles and put them in your bowl, then top them with a gob of veggie stir-fry (and some of the sauce from the bottom of the bowl), then place a piece of tofu on top and serve!
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.