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Crispy Tofu with Citrus Dipping Sauce

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Crispy Tofu with Citrus Dipping Sauce
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious shares a festive summertime treat.

Ingredients

Tofu

1
package (14 oz) firm tofu
1/2
cup orange juice
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1/2
cup cornmeal

Sauce

1/4
cup orange or pineapple juice
1
tablespoon hoisin sauce
Dash crushed red pepper flakes, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400° F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 Stack 2 paper towels on work surface. Cut tofu in half crosswise. Cut each half into 6 pieces. Arrange tofu on paper towels; let stand 10 minutes to drain. Pat top of tofu dry.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir together 1/2 cup orange juice, the soy sauce and Sriracha sauce. Add tofu; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 4 Place cornmeal in another large bowl. Remove tofu from marinade; discard marinade. Dredge tofu in cornmeal, coating each piece thoroughly. Arrange in single layer on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake 10 minutes. Turn tofu pieces over; bake 10 minutes longer or until hot and crisp.
  • 6 To make sauce, mix 1/4 cup orange juice and hoisin with whisk until blended. Sprinkle pepper flakes over top. Serve tofu with sauce.
Tips  

Although not necessary, using previously frozen tofu makes it chewier and helps it absorb flavors better.

Tofu is an excellent source of protein and calcium.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
10g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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