Crispy Tofu and VegetablesSubmitted by: IAMKEEBLER
IntroductionA low-cal low-fat dinner where you don't need to feel guilty having seconds! Serves 4 A low-cal low-fat dinner where you don't need to feel guilty having seconds! Serves 4
1 12- to 16-ounce package light, reduced-fat, or regular extra-firm tub-style tofu (fresh bean curd), drained
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
2 cups fresh snow pea pods (8 ounces)
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium yellow sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
8 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon white or black sesame seed, toasted (optional)
2. Remove strings and tips from pea pods; cut in half. Set pea pods aside. In a shallow dish combine cornmeal and ground red pepper. Drain tofu, discarding marinade. Carefully dip tofu slices in cornmeal mixture; press gently to coat both sides. Set tofu slices aside.
3. Pour 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil into a large nonstick skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry sweet pepper strips for 2 minutes. Add pea pods and green onions; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes more or until crisp-tender.
4. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce. Transfer vegetable mixture to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean.
5. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil and the cooking oil over medium heat. Cook the coated tofu slices for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown, using a spatula to turn carefully. Serve tofu slices over vegetable mixture. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seed. Makes 4 servings.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user IAMKEEBLER.