Gingery Lime Tofu Stir Fry
1 red bell pepper
1 package of extra -firm gourmet tofu (I don't use silken with this one)
1 teaspoon salad oil
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (Asian markets carry this)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 veggie broth cube
1/4 cup warm water
Rinse, stem and seed bell pepper; trim out and discard the white stuff inside. Cut into strips about 1/4 inch wide and 2 inches long.
Disolve the veggie boulon cube into 1/4 cup water.
Drain tofu so its good and dry, then cut into cubes that are bite size.
Pour oil into a 10-12 inch skillet (nonstick is good) over med-hi heat. After oil is hot, add bell peppers and stir until its just tender-crisp to bite, about 3 minutes. (try it out but try not to eat it all cause you'll need it later). Remove from pan and place it in a bowl.
Add tofu to pan, and fry it up til its golden (add more oil if ya need too)..but like don't mush it up..well you can if you want, but I really don't know what could happen.
After tofu is browned, add the 1/4 cup water/boulon combo to the pan and stir it around a little bit? With a slotted spoon, remove the tofu from the pan and add it to the peppers..(leave the juicy stuff in the pan).
To the pan add the lime juice, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook it over a high temp til the liquid is reduced (5 or 6 minutes). Add tofu and green peppers to the pan and stir it for like 30 seconds until its all hot..wah lah! or whatever.
Place a layer of fresh spinach on the plate, then take a spoonfull of brown rice and put it on the spinach , then take a generous spoonful of the tofu mixture and slop it on top.. THEN sprinkle it with cilantro..YUM its really good and it looks nice too.
This is only a guess as to how much nutrition it has..it tastes like it is really fattening but I don't think it is ( that's the best part! SCORE!)
300 calories per serving (if you eat like me.. double it) 25 grams of protein ( that's not including the rice and the spinach). 6 grams of fat( now that depends on your method of greasing down the pan ). 25 grams of carbs ( this is only a guess ).
I'm not an expert on cholesteral, therefore I am leaving that part blank