Mandarin Ginger Tofu

Mandarin Ginger Tofu

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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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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 2 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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  • Bad
    Ok - 8/28/20

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  • Good
    good - 8/17/20

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  • Thanks - 8/1/20

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  • Thank you for sharing. - 7/27/20

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  • looks good - 6/3/20

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  • Very Good
    liked it a lot! Added less ginger and more seasonings though! - 5/17/20

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  • Great idea but will use shrimp as do not eat tofu. Also ginger paste. - 4/19/20

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  • looks good - 11/7/19

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  • was ok but not my favorite. enjoy trying new things - 10/10/19

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  • Bad
    not for me - 10/10/19

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  • Bad
    Awful stuff, way too much stupid ginger. - 9/17/19

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great - 8/26/19

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was okay - 8/4/19

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  • thank you - 7/26/19

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Interesting but not sure I would make it again - 7/19/19

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  • Great! - 7/18/19

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  • Incredible!
    My husband loves this Mandarin Ginger Tofu Recipe!! - 7/17/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love this Mandarin Ginger Tofu Recipe! Delicious - 7/17/19

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  • Incredible!
    YUMMY - 7/4/19

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  • NICE - 5/1/19

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  • Bad
    Not a fan. - 5/1/19

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  • This sounds like a different and tasty dessert. Looking forward to making this without telling kids what's in it. - 4/30/19

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  • Nice - 4/6/19

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  • Not usually a fan of ginger, but this can balance well with the garlic and turns out well. - 12/19/18

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  • O.K.
    sounds okay - 10/11/18

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  • Nice recipe - 10/11/18

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  • Very good!!! - 8/9/18

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  • Bad
    nah - 8/6/18

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  • tasty - 6/1/18

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  • tasty - 3/17/18

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  • O.K.
    Better than I expected... I'm not a Tofu person. - 2/17/18

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  • Will try. - 12/28/17

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  • Incredible!
    looks good. - 12/19/17

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  • Interesting.. - 12/19/17

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  • interesting - 12/12/17

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  • Good
    Okay, but not a big fan of ginger!! - 9/14/17

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  • Nice! - 8/20/17

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  • good tofu recipie - 8/20/17

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  • one to try, something new for me. - 8/17/17

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  • Good
    Interesting taste but it was ok. - 8/9/17

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  • Better with ginger paste and not slices. - 8/3/17

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  • yum - 7/18/17

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  • Good
    Decent recipe - 6/9/17

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  • I would just use a fresh orange and I am curious how ginger taste next to Orange - 6/9/17

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  • Looks interesting. - 5/6/17

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  • Interesting! - 4/8/17

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  • so good! - 2/20/17

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  • Nice - 2/19/17

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  • Wonderful - 2/9/17

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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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