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Smoky Spice Crusted Tofu


Very simple, quick and easy recipe. Might even coax some non-tofu people to give it a try. The slices are coated with a gentle smoky spice mixture and cooked in a blackened Cajun style to a lightly crispy exterior then finished with a honey lemon glaze. Great color and great flavor to an otherwise humble protein. Try to find smoked paprika if you can or add a few drops of liquid smoke to the marinade.













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


4 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 x kosher salt
to taste
1 x black pepper
freshly ground to taste
14 ounces tofu
extra-firm, 1 package
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons water
4 ½ teaspoons honey


Toast pine nuts; set aside to let them cool.

Mix smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt and pepper in a flat plate.

Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels.

Cut tofu crosswise into 8 slices, ½ inch thick.

Dredge the tofu liberally with the spice mixture, coating all sides.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat the bottom.

Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty, 4 to 5 minutes; flip and cook for another 4 minutes.

Meanwhile Mix boiling water, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.

Add the honey mixture to the tofu and shake to coat the tofu, about 3 minutes.

Serve hot, sprinkled with the toasted pine nuts.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 92g (3.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19165% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 37% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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