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Braised Tofu

Braised Tofu

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Melissa

I love the braised tofu served at Chinese restaurants, but at home I like to make it healthier (without the deep frying). In my version, I use a lot of vegetables to make it more filling for a lot less calories. This dish is good both over rice or stand alone.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Slice tofu block into 3 long slabs lengthwise. Wrap each slab in paper towels, and press to squeeze out excess water.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray, and then add 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the tofu slabs to the skillet. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, or until delicately browned.
  3. Remove tofu from skillet, and slice into cubes. Add the remaining teaspoon sesame oil to the skillet, and stir fry the water chestnuts, mushrooms and snow peas. Mix together water and oyster sauce, and add to the skillet along with the tofu. Cover, and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes.
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Reviews

AIMEE-JIN
33
10/13/2003

My family and I loved it! The flavors in this dish are scrumptious. My teenaged daughter helped to make dinner. Because the directions were well written, she was able to do a great job in making this dish! To make it was very easy and fast! I made it as a main dish to Asian Coconut Rice ( http://sidedish.allrecipes.com/AZ/sinCcntRic.asp ) The two flavors go extremely well together. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Andrea
19
10/4/2003

It's great! I used a bit of onion and a lot of brocolli instead of the veggies recommended -and everything still worked out brilliantly. note: use a nonstick pan. first attempt to braise tofu in an non- non-stick was less successful.

charmedmommy
11
10/3/2003

Wow! This was absolutely delicious!!! Very authentic tasting to an asian gal. Close to mom's cooking at home! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!