Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
I am trying to have tofu more often and thought this recipe looked good. If following the WW flex plan this is only 3 points/serving. Recipe source: WW Magazine (January 2008)
- 1 (16 ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained and cut crosswise into 8 slices
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 orange, peeled and chopped
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 baby bok choy, cut lengthwise in half
- Pat the tofu dry with paper towels.
- Spray a large skillet with Pam.
- Over medium high heat cook tofu in skillet until browned (5 minutes each side).
- While tofu is cooking chop garlic and ginger in a food processor and transfer to a bowl.
- In a seperate bowl combine orange, vinegar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes; whisking with a whisk until blended.
- Transfer tofu to a plate, cover and keep warm.
- Combine bok choy, garlic mixture and orange mixture in skilet; cook, stirring until bok choy is crisp-tender (2-5 minutes).
- Serve with rice.
Update: I used 1 large can of mandarin oranges and tossed them in JUST before serving. We all loved it this way. We weren't too keen on the orange cooked into the dish. Orig. review Aug 28, 2009: Really yummy. I diced and coated the tofu with egg and cornstarch and pan fried it first to make it crispy. My family likes it this way. The only thing I will change is the orange. I didn't like the pieces in this dish. I think it was because it was warm. I plan to try mandarin orange slices and just regular orange juice to see if we like it better. I served this with Jasmine rice and my husband liked chow mein noodles over the top. Thanks for posting.
We made this one tonight as per White Rose Child's suggestions. We found it was too heavy in the vinegar. Adding extra soy sauce did not help. Next time I'll try cutting back to 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
This was really good! I really loved the flavors of the bok choy and sauce ingredients, but found that the tofu tasted a little on the plain side. I'm going to try this again, but with marinated tofu next time (maybe Soy Sauce Marinade). Thanks ellie for another great recipe. Made for veg*n tag.