Saturday, August 20, 2011

Go Green: Spicy BBQ Tofu and Bok Choy Recipe

Spicy BBQ Tofu and Bok Choy

Looking for ways to go green these last few weeks of summer?  I just created a new super tasty recipe to share with you.  It’s packed with nutrients and in case you care, it’s a recipe that will help you reduce your food carbon footprint.  How’s that?  Well since it’s a meatless dish, this new Spicy BBQ Tofu and Bok Choy recipe, doesn’t require nearly the energy to produce as red meat (think beef and lamb).

This recipe is so lip smacking good and simple to make that I’ll make it again real soon.  

Spicy BBQ Tofu and Bok Choy Recipe (serves 4)

1          Block Tofu, firm, drained
1          Bunch Bok Choy, washed, medium dice
2 T       Hoisin Sauce (Asian BBQ)
1          Clove Garlic
3          Dried Red Hot Peppers (adjust amount to taste)
3          Slices Fresh Ginger
4 T       Peanut Oil
1 Tsp.  Sesame Oil

2 cups  Cooked Multi-colored Whole Grain Rice (1/2 cup per person)

Directions (5 easy steps):

  • Cut tofu into 1/3 inch thick strips.  Brown in 1 T peanut oil over medium high heat in sauté pan until brown (or scored, if sauté pan grill ridges).

  • Place cooked tofu on cookie sheet and brush all sides lightly with Hoisin sauce.

  • Heat wok to high heat, add 3 T peanut oil and hot peppers then cook for 2 minutes.  Add garlic, and ginger slices and cook about 1 more minute.

  • Add Bok Choy, stir continuously using folding motion, until leaves are wilted and evenly cooked. Cover wok, reduce heat to low, and cook until lid is very warm.

  • Uncover wok, add tofu and sesame oil, gently combined.  Cover until lid is very warm, about 3 minutes.
Nutrition content (per serving):  Calories: 386; Sodium: 114 mg

Voila!  Serve over warm rice, and you’ve got a complete meal.

What’s so special about Bok Choy?

Besides it’s vibrant color, crunch, Bok Choy is filling, low in calories and sodium, and is packed with potassium and vitamin A (as betacarotene), and also contains calcium, and vitamin c.

What’s your favorite meatless summer meal?

Yours in joy and health!


Spicy BBQ Tofu and Bok Choy Served with Rice

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