Green Tea and Tamarind-Marinated Tofu with Vegetables

Green Tea and Tamarind-Marinated Tofu with Vegetables

Serves 2

This fragrant, colorful dish combines marinated tofu with a variety of vegetables. A subtle, sweet and tangy mixture of green tea, tamarind sauce and rice vinegar comprises the marinade. Note that this tea contains caffeine; other varieties may be substituted if desired. Delicious when served over brown rice.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons prepared tamarind sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon jasmine green tea leaves
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained and patted dry, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
  • Tamari, to taste
  • 2 packed cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
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Method: 

Put tamarind sauce, ginger, tea leaves, rice vinegar and garlic into a container with a tight fitting lid. Add tofu and toss well. Refrigerate, shaking the container occasionally to distribute the marinade, for 12 hours or overnight.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain tofu and reserve marinade. Add tofu and tamari and cook, stirring almost constantly, until tofu is very hot throughout, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, onions, tamari and remaining marinade. Cook, stirring frequently, until broccoli is crisp-tender and pan juices have evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Return tofu to skillet and toss gently to combine. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:330 calories (180 from fat), 20g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 18g protein
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