What's your favourite healthy "swap" recipe?!
I've made this about 7-8 times now. The tofu by itself is good too. Walmart has organic tofu for $2.50. I used to be scared to cook with tofu and now I do it all the time. My other swap is for quesadillas- I mash black beans and use in place of refried beans.
Tofu Cutlets Marsala
In this dish, tofu "cutlets" are dredged and sauteed as you would a chicken breast or fish fillet. Try the technique using any of your favorite pan sauces.
1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 14-ounce block extra-firm tofu, drained, rinsed and cut crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 large shallots, minced (sub white onions & garlic)
1 teaspoon dried thyme (reduce to ? teaspoon)
6 cups sliced cremini, or white mushrooms (about 10 ounces)
1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
1 cup vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste (I keep tablespoons of tomato paste in a baggie in the freezer)
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Whisk 1/4 cup cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Pat tofu with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge 4 tofu slices in the flour mixture, add them to the pan and cook until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes per side. Place the tofu on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with another tablespoon of oil and the remaining tofu, adjusting the heat if necessary to prevent scorching.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallots and thyme to the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the shallots are slightly soft and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until tender and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in Marsala and simmer until slightly reduced, about 1 minute.
Whisk the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch with broth and tomato paste in a small bowl. Stir into the mushroom mixture, return to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and glossy, about 4 minutes. To serve, spoon the hot sauce over the tofu.
*note- I serve over whole grain thin spaghetti
This recipe by Giada is one of my FAVES!!!!!! the whole wheat makes it healthier and very few ingredients and healthy ones at that :)
fresh homade sweet potato fries baked in the oven. YUMMY! And a good fake out... :)