Stir-Fried Tofu, Red Cabbage and Winter Squash Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



This sweet and sour mixture, colored purple and orange, is packed with flavenoids. You can prepare all of the ingredients ahead, but the stir-fry should be made just before serving. From the NYT Recipes for Health.

Recipe Ingredients for Stir-Fried Tofu, Red Cabbage and Winter Squash

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons canola oil or peanut oil
1/2 pound firm tofu, cut in 1- x 2-inch dominoes
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pound butternut squash, cut in 1/2-inch dice
1 Salt to taste
1 1/2 pounds red cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped

Recipe Directions for Stir-Fried Tofu, Red Cabbage and Winter Squash

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, the rice wine vinegar, sugar or honey, sesame oil and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles and evaporates upon contact. Add the tofu, and stir-fry until lightly colored, about three minutes. Remove from the pan, and season to taste with soy sauce.

  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan. When it is hot, add the butternut squash. Stir-fry until it begins to color, five to eight minutes. Add salt to taste, the ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds, and add the cabbage. Stir-fry until the squash is tender and the cabbage is crisp-tender, about six minutes, adding about 1/4 cup water to the pan from time to time if the vegetables begin to stick. Return the tofu to the pan.

  4. Stir the sweet and sour mixture, and add to the vegetables. Stir just for a few seconds until they are glazed. Remove from the heat and serve with grains or noodles.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 338.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
226
Calories from Fat
108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.0g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
691mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
25.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
26%
Sugars
10.3g
Protein
8.4g
Vitamin A 184% Vitamin C 135%
Calcium 23% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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