Orange-Sesame Tofu with Snow Peas
- Yield 4 servings
This healthy tofu main dish stars the bright green taste of snow peas.
Tofu demystified, then transformed into a healthy and delicious Asian-inspired meal.
- 1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled
- 1 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (14-ounce) block extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 5 ounces snow peas
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice
- 1. Roughly chop ginger and garlic on a cutting board. Sprinkle with salt, and continue chopping until it forms a fine paste. Place in a deep bowl, along with orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper. Stir with a fork. Add tofu, and using your hands or a rubber spatula, gently toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Drain tofu, reserving marinade.
- Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a wok or deep skillet. Add tofu and sauté over high heat, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides; add more olive oil if needed to keep the tofu from sticking. Transfer tofu to a paper towel-lined dish and drain 1 to 2 minutes. (You may need to do this in two batches depending on size of pan.)
- Discard any remaining oil and browned bits of tofu from the skillet.
- Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and snow peas to pan. Pour in reserved marinade. Toss well and cover. Cook 2 minutes to steam snow peas. Add tofu back to the pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top, and shake the pan to toss well. Cook 1 minute. Serve with hot jasmine rice.
—Recipe by Jennifer Perillo
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