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    Kung Pao Tofu

    Serving Size : 4
    1 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu, rinsed
    1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder, divided

    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1/2 cup water
    3 tablespoons oyster-flavored or oyster sauce

    1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
    12 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces (4 cups)
    1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
    1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts
    2 teaspoons hot sesame oil (optional)

    1. Pat tofu dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Combine with 1/4 teaspoon
    five-spice powder in a medium bowl.
    2. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown, 7 to 9
    minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
    3. Meanwhile, whisk water, oyster sauce, cornstarch and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder in a small bowl.
    4. Add broccoli, yellow and red bell pepper to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low, add the oyster sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened,
    about 30 seconds. Return the tofu to the pan along with peanuts and stir to coat with sauce; stir in hot sesame oil (if using).


    Serve over brown rice


    NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 197 calories; 11 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g
    mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrate; 12 g protein; 5 g fiber; 622
    mg sodium; 517 mg potassium.
    Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (230% daily value), Vitamin A (40% dv), Calcium
    & Folate (25% dv).
    1 Carbohydrate Serving
    Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 plant-based protein, 2 fat


    4 ww points

    Comments: for those who don't like the texture of tofu, the crunchiness of the peanuts and broccoli distract. I seasoned my left-overs with some low-sodium soy sauce only for my taste. Served over brown rice, this is very satisfying.
    I did the point math from their nutritional info provided. I'm not sure if optional sesame oil is calculated in; may do my own audit later.




    marge

    SW: 206
    GW: 146
    CW: 166. 8
    40#: 2/5; 45# 4/1; 50# 4/29



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    I just ran this through Mastercook, and the NI does include the optional sesame oil.

    This sounds delish! I'm putting in my menu plans for this week. Thanks!
    Nita


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    We finally had this tonight. I liked it. My veggie daughter liked it. The other kids had mixed reviews (some liked it, some didn't it, one didn't like the tofu, etc).

    We did mix in some chili garlic sauce to add some spice to it.

    I will make this again. Edit: Two of the kids are taking it to school for lunch today, so they obviously liked it!
    Last edited by Dogma; 05-07-2008 at 07:57 AM.
    Nita


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogma View Post
    We finally had this tonight. I liked it. My veggie daughter liked it. The other kids had mixed reviews (some liked it, some didn't it, one didn't like the tofu, etc).

    We did mix in some chili garlic sauce to add some spice to it.

    I will make this again. Edit: Two of the kids are taking it to school for lunch today, so they obviously liked it!
    I'll be adding your chili garlic sauce to my leftovers in the freezer. It did ask for something more in flavor. Thanks for your comments
    marge

    SW: 206
    GW: 146
    CW: 166. 8
    40#: 2/5; 45# 4/1; 50# 4/29



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