Crispy Sesame Tofu and Broccoli Recipe | Yummly

Crispy Sesame Tofu and Broccoli

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19Ingredients
55Minutes
370Calories
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In less time than it takes to order and bring home take-out, you can pan-fry tofu until crisp, simmer broccoli florets, and bring them together with a lightly sweet soy and sesame sauce (which is generous enough to spoon over rice). Whether you're cooking vegetarian or gluten-free, or you just want a healthy choice, this one's a keeper for weeknight dinners. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound extra firm tofu (block, or a bit less, depending on package size)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup water (for sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (for sauce)
  • 1/3 cup tamari (gluten-free if you like)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (for tofu)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (canola, safflower, or grapeseed, for first batch of tofu)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (canola, safflower, or grapeseed, for second batch of tofu)
  • 3/4 pound broccoli florets (4-5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup water (for broccoli)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
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    NutritionView More

    370Calories
    Sodium70% DV1690mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein47% DV24g
    Carbs9% DV26g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories370Calories from Fat190
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium1690mg70%
    Potassium640mg18%
    Protein24g47%
    Calories from Fat190
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate26g9%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Sugars12g24%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C130%
    Calcium90%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(26)

    Sarah Dibble 9 days ago
    I didn't have sesame oil, and didn't substitute anything for it, and this still came out so good! I did substitute the tamari for a slightly smaller amount of liquid aminos, because that's what I had on hand, and yeah, I will be making this again! I have sesame oil now, so imagine it'll probably be a bit better next time.
    Ishay Y. 9 days ago
    Was great! Made it with more tofu and the sauce was still more than enough.
    Ricky Carter a month ago
    Loved it! Made it three times in one week!
    AJ a month ago
    amazing! i would definitely make this again!
    Nigel Keelson-Anfu a month ago
    Made this recipe 3 times now and I love it! i don't include sugar though.
    Deb a month ago
    Flavorful sauce! I should have steamed the broccoli longer, it was a bit too crunchy for my liking.
    Mary a month ago
    Was really good! Boyfriend didnt like it had brown sugar in it, since his diet says no sugar. But other than that it was amazing!
    Donna Friedman a month ago
    This was delicious! Quick, easy weeknight dinner. Will definitely make this again.
    Kate C. 2 months ago
    Amazing, as per the recipe!! i just keep adding cornstarch until it doesnt get absorbed and its amazing and crunchy!
    Mike Gaskins 2 months ago
    Awesome! Recommend using two pans tho, one for tofu (one batch tofu (not two) using non stick spatula to flip initially, then tongs for those pieces that didn’t quite make it), and the other for the broccoli - just speeds things up a bit. And then using the larger of the two for the sauce step and then combining the tofu and broccoli. Throw the shallots (white ends) in with the sauce, and save chives as topping with sesame seeds. Finally, broccolini is a nice substitute.
    Melanie Wolf 2 months ago
    Oh my god. This is killer! I would totally recommend this to anyone and I'd make it again in a heartbeat! 10/10!
    Linda Johnston 2 months ago
    I really enjoyed this I added rice
    Kay Victoria 2 months ago
    Tasty but i would put more ginger and garlic in the sauce
    Victor Laroche 3 months ago
    Tasty. I added bok choy and served with a side of stir fry noodles.
    Ava 3 months ago
    Wow! That is all I can say, just wow. So good!
    Veronica Dembosz 3 months ago
    I added some noodles to this and used a store bought sauce
    Veganmaster 3 months ago
    OMG! De-li-cous! My only tweak was to throughly coat the tofu in a bowl with cornstarch after seasoning it. Add cornstarch to a bowl and flour about 1/3 at a time and then add that to the hot oil in the pan.
    Samantha 4 months ago
    I would recommend, however I’d try to lessen the amount of oil in this recipe possibly bake the tofu? It’s pretty good, but I thought there was too much sauce for the recipe. I’d half the portion for the sauce, or add rice to the recipe to lessen the amount of sauce.
    MacCauley M. Lee 5 months ago
    Came together really well! lovely balance of flavors. You can shorten the cook time by steaming the broccoli separately.
    Rondel 5 months ago
    it was good but next time I do the tofu in the sauce before the broccoli, so there is more taste in the tofu.
    Rochlen 5 months ago
    Made it as close to the directions as possible and it was DELICIOUS! Would highly recommend
    Jules Daher 6 months ago
    The recipe turned out great! We used extra garlic and ginger and used arrowroot starch as a thickener instead of cornstarch. The broccoli soaks up the sauce perfectly!
    Lee W. 6 months ago
    it turned out well, but my pan was still too hot when I added the sauce so it got way to think. just cut it with broth and it was all good.
    Grey 7 months ago
    So yummy. Followed directions exactly. Couldn't find tamari so I used soy sauce instead.
    Emily 7 months ago
    I am still learning how to work with tofu, but the sauce is yummy!
    Ivan Phillipsen 7 months ago
    Really good. Great flavors in the sauce. I didn't dry out the tofu enough, but it was still tasty and enjoyable.

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