Sweet Lime Tofu with Green Beans2012-06-16
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 30m
Cost per serving: about $1.50
I think a lot of people are turned off by the idea of tofu but there is a lot to love. The great thing about tofu is that its a good source of protein and it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with. So this has a sweet flavor from the brown sugar, a little sour from the lime and a little hot from the pepper. But its all good.
I’m not a huge string bean fan, but it worked well and they were cheap. But you could substitute in any veggie you had a hankering for – broccoli, asparagus, snap peas, anything would do. Mix it up a little and be creative. I also put this with some long grain brown rice, as thats my favorite.
- 1 Pound Green Beans, Trimmed and Halved
- 1 Fresh Lime, Squeezed
- 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 3/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 14 oz Extra Firm Tofu
- 2 Tablespoons Oil
- 4 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Sliced Shallots
Trim and halve the green beans, and then cook until bright green (I put them in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine the lime juice, pepper and soy sauce and mix in a small bowl.
Cut the tofu into strips (a little bigger then the beans). Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the tofu and the brown sugar and mix until coated. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until tofu becomes golden brown.
Stir in shallots and cook until translucent, for about 3 minutes. Add the green beans and cook until warm, about another 3 minutes.
Pour in the liquid, stir to coat and cook for a couple of minutes to allow the flavor to cook in. Serve over rice, pasta, quinoa, whatevs.
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