Baked Tofu with Braised Baby Bok Choy

Author: Canadian Living

The low-GI combination of greens and tofu makes a terrific vegetarian meal, especially when served with basmati rice. The tofu can be a healthy portion of your day's protein, and if it's made with calcium sulphate, it can help you meet part of your daily calcium needs.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb firm tofu drained
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chili paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot minced
  • 4 baby bok choy
  • 1 sweet red pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

Place tofu on large plate. Cover with second plate and weigh down with 2 large, heavy cans. Let stand for 10 minutes; drain. Cut in half horizontally.

Meanwhile, in shallow baking dish large enough to hold tofu in single layer, whisk together soy and hoisin sauces, garlic, sesame oil and chili paste. Add tofu; turn to coat. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.) Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven, turning once, until golden, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush large nonstick skillet with vegetable oil; heat over medium-high heat. Saut?ushrooms, green onion and ginger until golden, about 5 minutes. Cut bok choy in half lengthwise. Add to skillet along with red pepper, stock, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Cover and steam until bok choy is tender-crisp, about 4 minutes.

Cut each piece of tofu in half diagonally. Arrange on warmed plates and serve with bok choy mixture.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1280 mg
  • Protein 13 g
  • Calories 171.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 23.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 32.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 20.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 32.0
  • Vitamin C 118.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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