Tested till perfect Broiled Tofu With No-Cook Peanut Sauce
Broiled Tofu With No-Cook Peanut Sauce
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Broiled Tofu With No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Broiling tofu gives it a crispy texture without the hassle of deep-frying. The peanut sauce is so versatile that it can double as a veggie dip or be tossed with cold pasta and chicken for lunch. Picky eaters may prefer red peppers, carrot or sugar snap peas instead of broccoli, so just substitute your favourite vegetable.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1 pkg (454 g) 1pkg (454 g)firm tofu, cut in 8 slices
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 1 1large stalk broccoli, stems removed and separated in florets
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsptoasted sesame seedstoasted sesame seeds

No-Cook Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupreduced-fat peanut butterreduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgrated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp 2tspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tsp 2tsprice vinegar
  • 1 tsp 1tspsesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspAsian chili paste, (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2 2green oniongreen onions, thinly sliced
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Between paper towels, pat tofu dry. Brush baking sheet with 1 tsp of the oil. Arrange tofu on pan; brush remaining oil over top. Broil, about 8 inches (20 cm) from heat, until crisp and dry looking, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in steamer, cover and steam broccoli until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.

No-Cook Peanut Sauce: Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and chili paste; slowly whisk in 1/4 cup hot water. Stir in onions.

Serve tofu over broccoli. Drizzle with peanut sauce; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 347 pro 22g total fat 24g sat. fat 3g
carb 15g dietary fibre 4g sugar 4g chol 0mg
sodium 241mg potassium 461mg

% RDI:

calcium 21 iron 23 vit A 22 vit C 73
folate 38
This recipe is featured on Your monthly meal plan: 31 healthy dinner recipes, week three
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