In this dish, tofu “cutlets” are dredged and sauteed as you would a chicken breast or fish fillet. Try the technique using any of your favorite pan sauces.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

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Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

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  • Whisk 1/4 cup cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Pat tofu with paper towel to remove excess moisture.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge 4 tofu slices in the flour mixture, add them to the pan and cook until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes per side. Place the tofu on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with another tablespoon of oil and the remaining tofu, adjusting the heat if necessary to prevent scorching.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallots and thyme to the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the shallots are slightly soft and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until tender and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in Marsala and simmer until slightly reduced, about 1 minute.

  • Whisk the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch with broth and tomato paste in a small bowl. Stir into the mushroom mixture, return to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and glossy, about 4 minutes. To serve, spoon the hot sauce over the tofu.

Tips

Ingredient Note: Marsala, a fortified wine, is a flavorful and wonderfully economical addition to many sauces. An opened bottle can be stored in a cool, dry place for months--unlike wine, which starts to decline within hours of being uncorked.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 5.6g; fat 18.3g 28% DV; saturated fat 2.8g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 250.8IU 5% DV; vitamin c 4mg 7% DV; folate 59.9mcg 15% DV; calcium 228.7mg 23% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 50.7mg 18% DV; potassium 593.8mg 17% DV; sodium 300.4mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We loved this recipe - my husband doesn't like mushrooms so I substituted chopped artichokes instead - and it was great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I did not like the marsala sauce at all and I love chicken marsala. Something about it was just way off to me. However I did like the method of cooking the tofu cutlets and would use that again to make a tofu substitute for chicken cutlets in other recipes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I made this for Thanksgiving main dish as an alternative to meat for my daughter. It's fairly easy to prepare and was tasty and satisfying. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent recipe!! I would serve this to guests. The flavors were amazing. Easy to prepare. Cannot wait to make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wonderful Made this for friends last night and we all loved it. The sauce would be great on anything and the tofu had a nice texture. This goes in my favorite pile. Pros: Easy and Elegant Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I thought this was amazing. It is also very filling two slices of tofu and we were stuffed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very flavorful and very easy! A great use of tofu. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful! One of my favorite ways to make tofu! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is soooo good! I just made it and ate two slices of tofu and I had to go back for more because this is so good. It takes a little time to prepare but it is so easy and great tasting. I didn't add thyme to it because I didn't have any and it tasted fine. Highly recommended!! Read More