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This Chinese-restaurant standard is a simple dish to prepare at home. If you like, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or chile-garlic sauce to give the sauce a little heat.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

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total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain and set aside pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Whisk the reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Place tofu in a large bowl; toss with 3 tablespoons of the sauce. Let marinate for at least 5 minutes and up to 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, add cornstarch to the remaining sauce and whisk until smooth.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the tofu to the pan using a slotted spoon; whisk any remaining marinade into the bowl of reserved sauce. Cook the tofu, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add red and green peppers and cook, stirring often, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the reserved sauce and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 30 seconds. Add the tofu and pineapple and cook, stirring gently, until heated through, about 2 minutes more.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: The tofu can be marinated (Step 1) up to 30 minutes in advance.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
276 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 37.6g; dietary fiber 3.8g; sugars 28.9g; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 1.4g; vitamin a iu 1534.4IU; vitamin c 100.7mg; folate 50mcg; calcium 239.7mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 71.5mg; potassium 544.2mg; sodium 361.9mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 4g.

1 fruit, 1 other carb, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat (mono)

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