Carmelized tofu with brussel sprouts

Carmelized tofu with brussel sprouts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 1,078.3
  • Total Fat: 70.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,436.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 75.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.0 g
  • Protein: 58.3 g

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Soooo good and QUICK!!! My non vegetarian husband asked me for SECONDS!!! Soooo good and QUICK!!! My non vegetarian husband asked me for SECONDS!!!
Number of Servings: 1


    1 block of extra firm tofu
    3 TBSP brown sugar
    TBSP olive oil
    Dash Salt
    1/3 cup pecans
    2 cups (about 10 large) raw brussel sprouts- sliced
    1/3 cup Raw Cilantro
    3 cloves garlic (or more if you like it)


1. Slice tofu longways in 1/4 inch slices- then half so that they are skinny pieces
2. Heat oil and dash of salt in frying pan
3. Lightly brown tofu (about 5-6 minutes)
4. Add Pecans and Garlic (cook 3 more minutes)
5. Add Brown sugar (cook 2 more minutes)
6. Put tofu mixture aside in bowl and add cilantro- mix
7. In same used pan cook sliced brussel sprouts until slightly softened on med/high heat- approx 5 minutes
8. Put brussel sprouts on plate and add tofu mixture to top.
Makes 2-4 servings.... Soooooo Good!!!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHAWNRN.

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  • 7 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I am having a hard time believing someone would even consider trying this with over 1000 calories and 70g of fat!!!
    Sodium over 2000mg and 75 carbs. WOW!
    - 8/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness, was this good!!! I plated it into 3 servings, which are pretty small but it comes out to about 359 per serving that way, and had it last night for dinner, and am looking forward to having it for lunch today and tom. I highly recomend this recipe!!!! - 4/1/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    a little sweet, but tasty! Love the brussel sprouts/tofu combo. - 9/7/12

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  • I LOVE THIS! I made a makeover so I could get the right nutritional count for 4 servings. Next time I make this, I'm going to try with a little less sugar. - 8/26/17

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  • - 1/15/17

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  • This was very good. The sweetness of the tofu mixture paired with the brussel sprouts and cilantro made a great combination. This was my first time making something with brusel sprouts and Im glad I chose this dish. Sometimes tofu can feel kind of "meh" but we actively went back for seconds here. - 2/18/14

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  • We really liked the tofu prepared this way. I ended up cooking mine a bit longer. I also added some cayenne- perfect mix od spicy and sweet. We'll definitely be making this again. - 12/6/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not impressed at all; there wasn't enough when it was divided up by three. Would not make again. - 11/21/12

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  • So the nutritional amounts appear to be for the entire recipe which serves 2 to 4. Fats include MUFAS. These are some of my favourite ingredients so I'll try it and report back! - 10/21/12

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  • I couldn't afford any pecans that I was able to find, so I left them out. I also left out cilantro. I added black pepper. I love the garlicy-sweetness of this dish! I have an insane love of brussels sprouts and tofu, so hard to go wrong :-) - 9/20/12

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Because I want my family to eat tofu and because this prepares so quickly, I would have rated it at 3. However, my daughter refused to eat any of it and my husband gave it a 1. He would not be more specific as to why other than the overall flavor. We're not vegetarians which explains this critique - 1/27/12

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  • So interesting, but really good. I might even want to throw in a few red pepper flakes next time. Served it w/ some brown rice. - 11/21/11

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  • Really enjoyed this recipe. Easy, tasty, and filling - 7/10/11

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  • I would suggest either adding the garlic at the beginning with the oil and then adding the tofu to reduce the "spice" of the raw garlic and to add extra flavor to the tofu. Or, if you had extra time, roast the garlic, then add when the recipe tells you to. - 7/9/11

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  • I'm gonna split the difference on this and say "good." I couldn't stand it, but DH loved it. - 3/22/11

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  • This recipe was delicious. I didn't have any pecans, so I substituted pine nuts. I adapted the amounts to make just one serving, but the idea was still the same and it made a great vegetarian lunch! Thanks for posting. - 1/21/11

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  • great recipe! I reduced the sugar and it was great! my hubby loved it as well and asked me to make it again the next day! - 1/12/11

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  • Wow...that was *really* good. I love the brown sugar taste with the brussels sprouts - 10/5/10

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  • Thank You SO MUCH for this recipe!!! It was a nice change and I like that it has sugar in it!:)) - 9/18/10

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  • Very tasty! - 6/23/10

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  • Really yummy. My 12 year old loved the slightly sweet taste of of the tofu with the nutty taste of the brussel sprouts. Will make this again. - 4/18/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    That calorie count can't be right, can it??? Also the recipe says it's for 1 serving, 1 block of tofu is one serving?? - 2/2/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i haven't had this, but what's up w/ the stats? 1000+ calories? 70g fat?!?! - 2/2/10

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  • This was just great. I liked it from the first bite and it just kept getting better. I didn't have the brussel sprouts on hand so I used snap peas instead and served over brown rice (which let me spread if over 5 servings and still be very filling). Even my 8 year old son asked for seconds. - 2/11/09

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  • Supper yummy way to eat my greens, absolute goodness, i used half the sugar, twice the garlic and a touch of soy sauce and lemon. Easy to cook, prepare and quick clean up - 12/4/08

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  • This was pretty good - I especially liked the caramelized tofu. Normally, I brown tofu and just throw on some bottled sauces but this was a much fresher and tastier way of going about flavoring the tofu. I will try it next time with different greens but this is a great way to eat brussel sprouts. - 9/16/08

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  • What a hit! The best way to eat brussel sprouts yet! - 7/22/08

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  • I didn't have brussel sprouts. So I made a huge salad, put the cilantro in it & topped with the camelized tofu. Then added balsamic/vinaigrette dressing which offset the sweetness wonderfully. - 5/8/08

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