Spicy Fried and Simmered Tofu

Servings: 6

Ingredients

1

pound

firm tofu (or 1 nearest size container)

cooking oil (vegetable or blended soy bean/sesame oil)

Simmer Sauce

1/4

cup

soy sauce

1 1/2

teaspoon

sesame oil

1

tablespoon

sugar (or 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute)

6

cloves

peeled garlic

2 1/2

tablespoon

fine or medium ground red chile pepper

Garnish

2

green onions, thinly sliced


1

teaspoon

toasted sesame seeds

1

each

fresh red chili or jalapeño pepper

Procedure

Preparation

Drain tofu for about 20 minutes.

Cut into roughly 1/2 inch thick slices and pat each slice dry with paper towel.

Mix Simmer Sauce

Place soy sauce and garlic into a blender and blend into a smooth liquid.

Add all sauce ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and mix well.

Garnish

Trim top and bottom of the green onions, and remove any wilted/brown stems.

Fine chop the onion.

Remove stem from pepper, wash, and cut into fine slivers.

Cooking

Pre heat a large skillet/pan lightly coated with cooking oil.

Add the tofu and fry until lightly browned (about 2 to 3 minutes)

Gently turn and brown the other side.

Remove tofu from skillet/pan.

Pour simmer sauce into pan and bring to a light boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and gently add fried tofu.

Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, occaisionaly spooning the sauce over the tofu.

Garnish with green onion, pepper, and toasted sesame seed.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (3.7 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories

263.51

Calories From Fat (61%)

161.61

Calories From Protein (19%)

49.03

Calories From Carbohydrates (20%)

52.87

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 19.13g

29%

Saturated Fat 2.78g

14%

Monounsaturated Fat 4.46g

Polyunsaturated Fat 10.62g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 613.84mg

26%

Potassium 190.42mg

5%

Total Carbohydrates 13.33g

4%

Fiber 3.7g

15%

Sugar 4.95g

Net Carbohydrates 9.63g

Protein 14.25g

29%

Vitamin A 358.98IU

7%

Vitamin C 2.81mg

5%

Calcium 303.26mg

30%

Iron 4.24mg

24%

Vitamin E 0.31mg

3%

Thiamin 0.15mg

10%

Riboflavin 0.08mg

5%

Niacin 0.49mg

2%

Vitamin B6 0.15mg

8%

Folate 28.62mcg

7%

Vitamin B12 0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.17mg

2%

Vitamin K 28.56mcg

36%

Phosphorus 244.7mg

24%

Magnesium 56.12mg

14%

Zinc 1.7mg

11%

Copper 0.35mg

18%

Manganese 1.27mg

64%

Selenium 22.17mcg

32%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 55.05g

0%

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