Japanese Teriyaki Tofu

"Great meatless teriyaki dinner. Use Tempeh in stead of tofu if you want.. I prefer Tempeh in this recipe."
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  • Saute the garlic, onion,ginger,carrot& daikon in the olive oil about 5 minutes.
  • Add peppers& tofu saute 3 minutes.
  • Add Teriyaki sauce, snow peas, bean sprouts& cilantro.
  • Stir, cover,& simmer for 1 minute.
  • Serve with rice or noodles.

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  1. Great tofu recipe. I served this over the weekend to a vegetarian Atkin's dieter guest. We all loved it. I left out the carrots and cut the tofu into long strips/fingers. Looked great and tasted even better.
  2. It was quite tasty, but I found that the amount I used for the Teriyaki sauce made the dish too salty. A cup of the sauce would have been best. I also could have done this with meat like Chicken or Beef (even Fish!). Also, I could have added more veggies to this dish as well.
  3. It was incredibly salty. It was probably the brand of Teriyaki sauce I used (kikoman). It tasted like salt soup. I checked the contents of the sauce and it was 25% sodium.
  4. Never thought tofu can be that tasty. I left out snow peas due to personal choice. Modified the recipe a bit to fit my taste - I love my veggies fresh and still crunch. At step #2 I added tofu and Teriaki sauce, cover and simmer for 3 minutes - let the flavor soak in. At step #3, added frozen sweet pea, and bell pepper, stir for 1 minute. As soon as I added bean sprouts, I quickly remove from heat and stir in chopped cilantro. Served with steam jasmin rice. Superb.
  5. Very tasty. The only change that I will do next time is sear the tofu before I mix in the sauce due to personal preference.


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