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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 334.3
  • Total Fat: 20.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 330.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
  • Protein: 19.3 g

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Vegan Kung Pao "Chicken" or Tofu

Submitted by: MOMMYSWAMI

Introduction

This is another recipe that I love but had to make lower fat (though of course I prefer the full fat original) by removing much of the peanuts. Traditionally Kung Pao does not have vegetables in it but I can't miss a chance to get my veggies in. This can be made with the soy chicken (SmartLife is the only one I like) or my preference, tofu. This is another recipe that I love but had to make lower fat (though of course I prefer the full fat original) by removing much of the peanuts. Traditionally Kung Pao does not have vegetables in it but I can't miss a chance to get my veggies in. This can be made with the soy chicken (SmartLife is the only one I like) or my preference, tofu.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Marinade:
    2 tsp. soy sauce
    1 tsp. rice wine
    1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch

    Sauce:
    1 tsp. cornstarch
    2 tsp. soy sauce
    1 tsp sesame or peanut oil
    1 Tbsp. water

    1 block extra firm tofu OR 1 package soy chicken
    3-6 garlic cloves
    1 inch ginger
    10 scallions
    1 Tbsp peanut oil (or sesame if you don't have peanut)
    atleast 10 dried chili peppers (don't skip these, they add so much to the flavor)
    1/4 cup peanuts

Directions

Prepare marinade. Cube tofu if using. Add soy chicken or tofu to the marinade and let sit.

Prepare sauce and set aside.

Chop garlic, ginger and scallions.

Heat 1 Tbsp peanut oil on high heat. Before it smokes add peanuts and dried chillies. Allow chillies to blister. The oil will become fragrant.

When blistered, add broccoli and tofu or "chicken" along with it's marinade and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes.

Add scallions, ginger and garlic to the pan and stir fry 2 minutes. Stir often so garlic doesn't burn.

Pour sauce over pan and continue to cook until sauce thickens. This should only take a minute or two.

Garnish with chopped scallions and peanuts if you wish. (Extra peanuts not included in nutritional info) I like to serve mine over rice noodles. It goes very well but adds about 200 calories per serving.

Enjoy.



Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMYSWAMI.






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