Sichuan Braised Tofu with Broccolini and Cous Cous

So in our never-ending debate as to what to cook for dinner. We searched for concepts and ideas. As we came up with this, we got out recipe list in order, analyzed the nutrition and prepared it. It was…delicious!

Sichuan Braised Tofu with Broccolini and Cous Cous

Minutes to Prepare: 30
Minutes to Cook: 75
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

Hoisin Sauce, 1 tbsp
Organic Peanut Butter (No Salt), 1 tbsp
Soy sauce (tamari), 1 tbsp
Crushed red pepper, 1/2 tsp
Vegetable Stock, 1/4 cup
Ginger, grated, 2 tsp (separated)
Organic Extra Firm Tofu, 1 Package
Red Bell Pepper, 1/2″ dice, 1 cup
Scallions, 2 medium sliced 1/4″ thin
Broccolini, 2 cup
Mushrooms, Sliced 1.5 cups
Garlic, 10 clove (we use roasted garlic)
Couscous (dry), 1/2 cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tbspDirections* Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
* Drain & pat tofu dry with paper towels; slice into 4 even pieces and lay singly in an oven safe baking dish.
* Mix together: hoisin sauce, peanut butter, tamari soy sauce, crushed red pepper, 1 tsp grated ginger & vegetable stock and pour over tofu.
* Place covered in the oven and cook for 1 hour covered. Remove & add in scallions & red peppers; stir and cover. Bake another 20 minutes. Uncover and turn oven to broil. Broil for 8 minutes; flip tofu and broil 3 – 5 more minutes until nicely browned.
* Boil 1 cup of water (or vegetable stock) and add couscous. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff before serving.
* Stir fry mushrooms in a heated pan sprayed with Pam (very light) – be patient to let mushrooms brown. Then add oil and sautee for 2 minutes, then add ginger. Cook 1 more minute. Add in blanched broccolini, roasted garlic & a few dashes of soy sauce. Cook 2 – 3 more minutes and serve.Serving Size: 2 Servings

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 570.0
Total Fat: 22.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.9 mg
Sodium: 785.9 mg
Total Carbs: 57.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
Protein: 34.0 g

For now. Stay healthy.
JB
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