Where’s the beef? Not here! :) …

Tofu sometimes gets a bad rap. On its own there really isn’t a ton of flavor, but the magical thing about tofu is that it is like a sponge. It takes on the flavors that it is exposed to so perfectly.

I don’t eat beef and sometimes I get a little bored with chicken so at least once a week I will make a meatless option for dinner. One of my favorites is this deliciously sweet sesame tofu served with steamed asparagus. YUM! I mix sesame seeds with honey and low sodium soy sauce to make the perfect sweet and nutty marinade I coat the tofu in.To add a little texture to the tofu I dredge it in a mix of corn starch and egg white, it adds a little more bite and allows the sauce to stick to it perfectly. Pair this with steamed asparagus and you have the perfect dish. Enjoy! 🙂

Sesame Tofu with Steamed Asparagus

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 28 0z of Extra Firm Tofu (I like Sproutofu’s 2 pack)
  • 1 Tb Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tb Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tb Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Green Onion for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1 Cage Free Brown Egg White

Directions

  1. In a wide shallow dish (like a pie dish) whisk together the corn starch and egg white
  2. Cut tofu into 1/4 inch wide by 2 inch long strips then dredge in corn starch mixture
  3. Heat 1 Tb of vegetable oil in saute pan on medium heat then place coated tofu in pan. Watch carefully and allow each side to cook until slightly browned.
  4. As you replace the tofu int he pan with new pieces cover the cooked pieces on a dish covered in tin foil.
  5. While you are cooking the last couple pieces of tofu add a 1/4 cup of water to a pot, add a steamer basket, then fill with asparagus. Allow asparagus to cook until bright green. If you do not own a steamer basket it is ok to cook the asparagus in the water, it tastes just as great. 🙂
  6. Add sesame seeds, honey and soy sauce to a large bowl and mix throughly.
  7. Once all tofu has been cooked add all pieces to the sesame mixture and make sure each piece is coated throughly.
  8. Lay cooked asparagus on a plate then place tofu on top. Add green onion for garnish and serve warm.
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