Sesame-Encrusted Tofu with Spicy Broccoli

Sesame-Encrusted Tofu

with Spicy Broccoli

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dinner

Quick and Easy Low-Carb High-Protein Hearty Vegetables Tofu Dinner
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SERVINGS
2
PREP & COOK TIME
25 min
CALORIES
450
FAT
26g
CARBOHYDRATES
12g
PROTEIN
22g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 3 cups broccoli florets
  2. 1/4 cup tahini
  3. 2 tablespoons tamari, used in two steps
  4. 1 cup sesame seeds
  5. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, used in two steps*
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  7. 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  8. 1 package extra-firm tofu
  9. 2 cups ice water*
  10. *not included
  11. 3 tablespoons water*
  12. 1 lemon

TOOLS

  • Large pot
  • Small bowl
  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Medium bowl
  • Paper towels
  • Colander

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Rinse and dry the broccoli. Drain the tofu, and cut the block into half-inch wide by half-inch thick strips, then lay on a paper towel to absorb more of the moisture. Juice the lemon into a small bowl, taking care to watch out for seeds. Fill a medium bowl with ice water.
2
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place colander on top of pot; make sure the colander sits above the water level, not in it. Add broccoli to the colander and steam until tender, about 2-4 minutes. Remove and submerge the broccoli in ice water to halt the cooking process.
3
Add tahini, 3 tablespoons of water, and half of the tamari to the small bowl of lemon juice. Mix together to make a smooth paste. Place the sesame seeds on a plate. Coat the tofu strips in the mixture, then coat with the sesame seeds.
4
Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add the tofu strips and cook until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.
5
Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes and broccoli and stir-fry until hot, about 2 minutes. If you don't enjoy spicy food, just add a dash of the red pepper flakes, or however much you desire.
6
Splash with the remaining tablespoon of tamari and spoon the broccoli over the tofu. Drizzle the sesame oil over all and serve hot. Enjoy!