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Thai peanut tofu stir-fry

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Main Meals (Dinners)|Vegetarian
4 peopleServes
4

Make sure to buy extra-firm tofu, as softer tofu will fall apart and scramble instead of remaining in cubes when you stir-fry it.

  • Tofu, extra firm, 1 x lb block(s)
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium, ⅔ cup(s)
  • Peanut butter, reduced sugar & salt, ¼ cup(s)
  • Brown sugar, ¼ cup(s), unpacked
  • Rice vinegar, 2 tbsp(s)
  • Garlic, minced, 1 tsp(s)
  • Ginger, ground, 2 tsp(s)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, 1 tsp(s)
  • Kosher salt, ½ tsp(s)
  • Sesame oil, 2 tbsp(s)
  • Green onion, ⅓ cup(s), chopped, (about 1 bunch)

Method

Drain and press the tofu to remove most of the moisture. Cut into cubes and set on a paper towel.

In a medium bowl or a blender, mix the soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and salt. Place the tofu in this sauce to marinate approximately 20 minutes.

Heat a large nonstick sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add the sesame oil. When hot, take the tofu cubes out of the marinade, shake off the extra liquid and place in the pan.

Shake the pan to loosen and turn the tofu so that the cubes brown on all sides. When tofu is lightly browned, add the marinade and cook together approximately 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thickened. Top with sliced green onions.

Serve over vegetables, such as bell pepper slices, and Asian noodles or rice.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 4 serves

Food Groups

V
Vegetables
0.2
F
Fruits
0
C
Carbohydrates
0
PD
Protein/Dairy
0.8
Ft
Fats
3.6
S
Sweets
0.4

Nutrition Facts

Calories319
Total Fat21.5 g
- Saturated Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1606 mg
Total Carbohydrate16.3 g
- Dietary Fiber3.1 g
- Total Sugars10.6 g
-- Added Sugars0 g
Protein18.9 g

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