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Spice-Crusted Tofu

Spice-Crusted Tofu
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Pantry ingredients and basic spices transform a package of tofu into a quick, simple meal - no slicing and dicing required.

Ingredients
Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons
    pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon
    paprika
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon
    ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    coarse kosher salt, or to taste
  •  
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 14- to 16-ounce package
    extra-firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons
    boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons
    honey
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Toast pine nuts (see Tip); set aside to cool. Mix paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into 8 slices, 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the tofu liberally with the spice mixture, coating all sides. Mix boiling water, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat the bottom. Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty, 4 to 5 minutes; flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the honey mixture to the pan (it will bubble up and evaporate very quickly) and shake to coat the tofu. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the toasted pine nuts.

 

Tip

Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories205
  • Fat15 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates10 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein12 g
  • Sodium308 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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