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Recipe: Tofu triangles with peanut sauce

Recipe: Tofu triangles with peanut sauce

This tofu dish is a wonderful meatless option that pairs well with lightly steamed vegetables.

This is a wonderful meatless entree that pairs well with lightly steamed vegetables.


Directions

Slice the tofu crosswise into 4 one-inch slabs. Then cut each slab into two triangles (total of 8 pieces). Blot with paper towels.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat pan on medium-high heat and add oil. When oil is hot, add tofu and fry over medium-high heat until golden. Turn and cook on the second side.

While the tofu is cooking, combine soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, brown sugar, pepper flakes, half of the onions and water in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

When tofu is lightly browned, add sauce to pan and cook until bubbling. Turn off the heat, scatter toasted sesame seeds and remaining green onions over the top and serve.


Ingredients
  • 14 ounces firm tofu, drained
  • 1 teaspoon peanut or sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped (divided)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Exchange Data
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Dairy 
Fats
Fruits 
Grains 
Meat 
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans
Sweets1/2 
Vegetables 
Diabetes
Fats
Freefoods 
Fruits 
Meat
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables 
Starches 
Sweets1/2 
HWP
Carbs 
Fats
Protein Dairy
Sweets 
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories126 
Carbohydrate9 g 
Cholesterol0 mg 
Fiber1 g 
Monounsaturatedfat1 g 
Potassium 
Protein9 g 
Saturatedfat1 g 
Servingsize2 slices 
Sodium482 mg 
TotalFat7 g 

2013-08-17

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