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.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse well under cold water.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Tips

Tip: To remove the stem and strings at the same time from sugar snap peas, hold the stem between your thumb and index finger, snap and pull down.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; 18.6 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 694 mg sodium. 256 mg potassium; 50.5 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 18.9 g protein; 551 IU vitamin a iu; 54 mg vitamin c; 34 mcg folate; 178 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 113 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this with tofu and again with tuna. It is delicious! The whole family loves it. I plan to try it with other meats too. Read More