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Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Spicy Pineapple Noodles

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/sesame_crusted_tofu_with_spicy_pineapple_noodles.html

From EatingWell:  January/February 2008

The tropical flavors of the hot chile-spiked pineapple noodles that accompany the crispy tofu in this dish will take the chill out of any cold day.

4 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse well under cold water.
  2. Mix sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and salt in a shallow dish. Cut the block of tofu lengthwise into 8 thin “steaks.” Pat dry with a paper towel, and press both sides into the sesame-seed mixture.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.
  4. Wipe out the pan. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil. Add ginger, garlic and chiles and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add snap peas and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes more. Add pineapple juice, bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Whisk the remaining 1 teaspoon cornstarch and soy sauce in a small bowl until smooth. Add to the pan and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, add pineapple, sesame oil and the noodles; toss to coat with the sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove the chiles. Serve the noodles with the tofu.

Nutrition

Per serving : 444 Calories; 19 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 51 g Carbohydrates; 19 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 739 mg Sodium; 258 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat, 2 1/2 fat

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