1-2 small dried red chiles, such as Thai, cayenne or chile de arbol
8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed (see Tip) and cut in half
1 6-ounce can pineapple juice, ( ¾ cup)
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
2 teaspoons hot sesame oil
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse well under cold water.
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.
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.
443 calories;19.0 g fat(2.0 g sat); 6.0 g fiber; 50.0 g carbohydrates; 19.0 g protein; 34.0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 15.0 g sugars; 0.0 g added sugars; 551.0 IU vitamin A; 54.0 mg vitamin C; 178.0 mg calcium; 4.0 mg iron; 694 mg sodium; 256.0 mg potassium
Vitamin C (90% daily value), Iron (22% dv)