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Spicy Braised Tofu

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Ingredients

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1 pack extra firm tofu
1 cup chopped onions
3 large cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. organic cane sugar or sweetener
1 tsp. water
1 tsp. red chilli powder
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
3 Tbsp. avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil

Nutritional information

53
Calories
1.8g
Total Fat
0mg
Cholesterol
434mg
Sodium
8.3g
Total Carbohydrate
1.9g
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
Total Sugars
1.7g
Protein

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Spicy Braised Tofu

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      • 30
      • Serves 4
      • Medium

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      Another Classic vegan/vegetarian and gluten free entree from the Make Food Thy Medicine Kitchen.  Contains lots of protein and good fats that come from avocado oil, this recipe can be your star entree for holiday parties & potlucks.  Serve it with edamame noodles, quinoa, or brown rice.

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      Steps

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      Prep your tofu

      METHOD

      1) Press the extra firm tofu. This is done by using a tofu press or wrapping the block in a couple paper towels and pressing a heavy pan on top to release the excess moisture. Cut into equal sized cubes.

      2
      Done

      Cook your tofu

      2) In a broad-based pan, add 3 tablespoons of oil.

      3) Line up all tofu pieces in the pan and turn the stovetop on high.

      4) Cook on high heat for 6-7 minutes until the cooked side gets a nice golden brown color.

      5) Flip the tofu pieces and cook the other side.

      3
      Done

      Prepare your sauce and garnish

      6) While the tofu is cooking, prepare sauce.

      7)In a bowl, add water, tomato sauce/ketchup, soy sauce, salt, sugar, chili powder, and mix well.

      8) Once tofu is cooked golden brown on both sides, remove from pan and let it drain on a dish lined with paper towel to drain off excess oil.

      9)In the same pan, add onions, garlic and little cilantro and cook until they caramelize, about 1-2 mins.

      10) Now add the sauce, add part of the cilantro and cook it down until the sauce thickens about 1-2 mins on high heat.

      11) Once the sauce reduces, add tofu pieces to the pan and coat them well with the sauce.

      12) Bring the sauce coated tofu into a serving dish.

      13) Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro, then serve.

      Serving Suggestion - As main entree with edamame or whole wheat noodles or with brown rice & quinoa.

      4
      Done

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