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broccoli with asian tofu

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About the Recipe

the wonder of tofu is that it takes on the flavor of your favorite marinade


1 pkg (16 oz) firm tofu, drained

2 Tbsp lite soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil (optional)

� Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, finely

chopped or shredded

(or 1 tsp ground)

1 lb fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut

into individual spears

1 Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil

� tsp crushed red pepper

4 Tbsp garlic, peeled and thinly sliced

(about 8 cloves)

1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Cooking spray


1 Slice tofu into eight pieces. Place on a plate or flat

surface covered with three paper towels. Top with

four more paper towels. Top with another flat plate

or cutting board. Press down evenly and gently to

squeeze out moisture. Throw away paper towels.

Replace with fresh paper towels and press again.

(The more liquid you remove, the more sauce the

tofu will absorb.)

2 Place tofu in a bowl just big enough to hold all eight

pieces lying on their widest side without overlapping.

3 In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil,

brown sugar, and ginger into a marinade, and stir

thoroughly. Pour over tofu. Carefully turn the tofu

several times to coat well. Set aside.

4 Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick saut� pan coated

with cooking spray. Add broccoli and saut� for

about 5 minutes, until it turns bright green and

becomes tender and crispy. Remove broccoli from

pan and set aside.

5 Heat a grill pan or flat saut� pan over high heat.

Drain tofu, reserving marinade. Place on grill pan to

heat for about 3 minutes. Gently turn. Heat the

second side for 3 minutes.

6 At the same time, in the saut� pan over medium-low

heat, warm the peanut oil, crushed red pepper, and

garlic until the garlic softens and begins to turn

brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add broccoli

and reserved marinade, and gently mix until wellcoated.

7 Place two slices of tofu on each plate with

one-quarter of the broccoli and marinade mixture.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).

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