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Tofu with Asparagus Pasta in Hoisin Sauce

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 10 oz Tofu Mori-nu lite extra
  • -firm; pressed and drained
  • 6 oz Tricolor fettucine; cooked
  • -with
  • 6 Asparagus spears; fat ones;
  • -snapped and sliced
  • -diagonally, into 2" pieces
  • 1 tb Sesame seeds
  • 1 tb Cold pressed sesame oil
  • 2 tb Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tb Unbleached flour
  • 1/2 c Water; more or less
  • 1 pn Curry powder; optional
  • 3 Cherry tomatoes; halved or
  • -2-roma tomatoes, chopped


6 Radish flower; garnish
Fresh chinese parsley;
Low sodium tamari soy sauce

PRESSED AND DRAINED TOFU: Place tofu on a rimmed plate. Place a smaller
plate on top. Weight the place with a heavy object. Press for 4 to 8 hours.
Drain and pat dry. Optional: ring paper toweling around the block of tofu
to absorb the liquid and prevent spills. Drain in a cool place

The pasta and asparagus may be cooked together; allow 4 to 5 minutes for
the sliced asparagus; time the pasta as directed on the package. Spinach,
duram, and carrot pasta make a tasty three-some. Keep the pasta and
asparagus hot.

Slice tofu block into three thin sheets. Sprinkle both sides of each piece
with some of the flour. Combine remaining flour with the hoisin sauce and
water; this will be used as a thickening sauce later. Season with a curry
blend, if using.

Dry-pan roast the sesame seeds in a non-stick skillet (2 to 3 minutes).
Remove and set aside.

Add oil to the skillet and heat to medium-high; fry the slices of tofu,
turning once. Reduce the heat to medium. Using the edge of your turner or
spatula, cut the tofu sheets into 1" strips. Add the hoisin mix to the
skillet and tilt to swirl. Add water when needed to thin the sauce. Add the
tomatoes and the sesame seeds. When the tomatoes are heated through, pour
the sauce over the pasta and asparagus mixture. Toss gently to combine.

COMMENTS: Pressed tofu has a texture similar to but not as al dente as the
pasta. We pressed silken tofu about 6 hours and were pleased with the
result. Radishes as a condiment filled the need for bite. [PER SERVING,
each: 384 calories, 16 grams protein, 10 grams fat (24% cff), 59 grams
carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 1 milligrams cholesterol, 100 milligrams
sodium. MC3]

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