Food & Wine

Spicy Mahogany Glazed Tofu

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Spicy Mahogany Glazed Tofu

Serve over rice, rice noodles or couscous.


1 pound firm tofu, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick planks

1 heaping tablespoon Hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon chili paste with garlic

4 scallions, minced

2 tablespoons minced cilantro

1 teaspoon sesame seeds


Preheat broiler. Place tofu on a broiler pan. Combine Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and chili paste. Spread evenly over the tofu slices. Broil 2 inches from heating element 7 to 9 minutes until browned and almost crispy. Sprinkle with scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds. Makes 2 to 3 servings.

Per serving: 165 calories, 52 percent calories from fat, 10 grams total fat, trace saturated fat, trace cholesterol, 8 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram total fiber, 3 grams total sugars, 6 grams net carbs, 16 grams protein, 558 milligrams sodium.

From: Steve Petusevsky is a freelance writer in Coral Springs, Fla., and author of the column Vegetarian Today.