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Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles

This dish was my dinner yesterday, and it was quite tasty. Loved the sweet, sour and salty flavor, and the well balanced texture.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


4 ounces spaghetti
cup sesame seeds
preferably a mixture of white and black
½ teaspoon salt
14 ounces tofu
extra-firm water-packed, drained
4 teaspoons canola oil
1 tablespoon ginger
minced fresh
2 cloves garlic
2 small hot red chiles
such as Thai, cayenne or chile de arbol
8 ounces sugar snap peas
cut in half
6 ounces pineapple juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
2 teaspoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
2 cups pineapple
diced fresh
2 teaspoons hot pepper sesame oil


Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse well under cold water.

Mix sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and salt in a shallow dish.

Cut the block of tofu lengthwise into 8 thin “steaks.”

Pat dry with a paper towel, and press both sides into the sesame-seed mixture.

Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the tofu and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.

Wipe out the pan. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil.

Add ginger, garlic and chiles and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add snap peas and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes more.

Add pineapple juice, bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes.

Whisk the remaining 1 teaspoon cornstarch and soy sauce in a small bowl until smooth.

Add to the pan and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute.

Reduce heat to low, add pineapple, sesame oil and the noodles; toss to coat with the sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Remove the chiles.

Serve the noodles with the tofu.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 162g (5.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 32643% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 695mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 50% Iron 25%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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