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Sesame-Crusted Tofu Sticks With Vegetable Saute

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Ingredients
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 Large
  Egg white 1 Large
  Dry breadcrumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Extra firm tofu 15 Ounce, drained and cut into 1/8 sticks (1 Package)
  Dark sesame oil 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Canned pineapple juice 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Cooking spray 1
  Chopped shallots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Shiitake mushroom caps 1⁄2 Pound (About 10 Mushrooms)
  Sliced green onion 2 Cup (32 tbs) (2 Inch)
  Cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), halved
  Chopped fresh thyme 1 Tablespoon
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sweet and sour sauce 1 Tablespoon (Japanese)
Directions

l. To prepare tofu, combine first 4 ingredients in a shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs, flour, and sesame
seeds in a shallow dish.
2. Dip tofu, one piece at a time, in egg mixture,- dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Return tofu to egg mixture,-dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of tofu,- cook 4 minutes, turning to brown all sides. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and tofu. Set aside, and keep warm.
4. To prepare vegetables, pour juice into pan. Bring to a boil,- cook until juice is reduced to 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Remove from pan.
5. Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add shallots, garlic, and mushrooms,-saute 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green onions, tomatoes, and thyme,- cook 1 minute. Stir in juice and vinegar,- cook 30 seconds.
6. Arrange about 1/2 cup vegetables on each of 6 plates, and top each serving with 3 tofu sticks. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon sweet and sour sauce, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tofu

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