Tofu is a great source of plant protein and a blank slate for absorbing whatever it's paired with. This sauce is packed with sweet and salty hoisin and fresh ginger.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Cut tofu lengthwise into four 1-inch thick slices. Lay tofu slices on a double layer of paper towels. Top with another double layer of paper towels. Weigh down with a plate topped with cans to remove excess water from tofu. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut tofu into 1-inch cubes.

  • Meanwhile, stir together the water, hoisin, soy sauce, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, if using.

  • In an extra-large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu. Cook, without stirring until tofu begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook 4 to 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally until tofu is golden brown on all sides.

  • Transfer tofu to a plate. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to skillet. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add beans; cook 4 minutes or until barely tender. Return tofu to skillet. Add hoisin mixture; bring to boiling, stirring to coat. Serve with rice and lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; 14 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 402 mg sodium. 322 mg potassium; 17 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 14 g protein; 508 IU vitamin a; 24 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 44 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 232 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
This was delicious and relatively simple to make.  I did not have any Hoisin sauce but found a easy and good recipe on the web.  I also used frozen, whole green beans with excellent results.  I will do this again--probably for guests!
Rating: Unrated
Outstanding Asian flavor. THe crushed red pepper was a bit intense so I will decrease next time. I served with rice noodles because I was pressed for time.