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Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles

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

Yield

4

servings

Prep

18

min

Cook

22

min

Ready

40

min

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

Ingredients

4 ounces spaghetti
whole-wheat
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
divided
1 tablespoon ginger
minced fresh
2 cloves garlic
minced
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
canned
2 tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
2 teaspoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
divided
2 cups pineapple
diced fresh
*
2 teaspoons hot pepper sesame oil
*

Directions

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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