Sesame & Maple-Glazed Tofu with Quinoa & Vegetables

Sesame & Maple-Glazed Tofu

with Quinoa & Vegetables

45 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For this vibrant dish, you’ll sear tofu and glaze it in the pan with a sweet and savory mix of sesame oil, maple syrup, and coconut aminos, then serve it over a colorful bed of quinoa tossed with stir-fried cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms. A garnish of togarashi (a Japanese-style blend of paprika, sesame seeds, dried orange peel, and more) lends a bit of pleasant heat and crunch to each bite.
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ingredients
Sesame & Maple-Glazed Tofu with Quinoa & Vegetables
Title
  • 14 oz Firm Or Extra Firm Tofu
  • ½ cup Red Quinoa
  • 4 oz Cremini Mushrooms
  • 2 Scallions
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ lb Red Cabbage
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 2 Tbsps Coconut Aminos (Seasoning Sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger
  • 1½ Tbsps Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Togarashi Seasoning (Sweet Paprika, Hot Paprika, Dried Orange Peel, Poppy Seeds, White Sesame Seeds & Black Sesame Seeds)
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tips & techniques
Cook the quinoa:
1 Cook the quinoa:

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the quinoa and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

Press the tofu:
2 Press the tofu:

Meanwhile, drain the tofu, then place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place several layers of paper towels on top, then place a heavy-bottomed pot (or pan) on top of the paper towels. Set aside to release the excess liquid at least 10 minutes. 

Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:
3 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice on an angle. Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Cut out and discard the core of the cabbage; thinly slice the leaves. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. In a bowl, combine the sliced cabbage, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, and sliced white bottoms of the scallions. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, maple syrup, half the sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Cook the vegetables & finish the quinoa:
4 Cook the vegetables & finish the quinoa:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the remaining sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots and mushroom pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 4 to  5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the prepared cabbage mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the liquid has cooked off. Turn off the heat.Transfer to the pot of cooked quinoa; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the tofu & serve your dish:
5 Cook the tofu & serve your dish:

Transfer the pressed tofu to a cutting board; cut lengthwise into 4 equal-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned tofu pieces in an even layer. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned. Flip and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add half the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, frequently spooning the glaze over the tofu, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the tofu is coated. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Serve the finished quinoa topped with the cooked tofu and remaining glaze. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and as much of the togarashi as you’d like. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Cook the quinoa:
1 Cook the quinoa:

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the quinoa and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

2 Press the tofu:

Meanwhile, drain the tofu, then place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place several layers of paper towels on top, then place a heavy-bottomed pot (or pan) on top of the paper towels. Set aside to release the excess liquid at least 10 minutes. 

Press the tofu:
Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:
3 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice on an angle. Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Cut out and discard the core of the cabbage; thinly slice the leaves. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. In a bowl, combine the sliced cabbage, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, and sliced white bottoms of the scallions. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, maple syrup, half the sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon of water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

4 Cook the vegetables & finish the quinoa:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the remaining sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots and mushroom pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 4 to  5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the prepared cabbage mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the liquid has cooked off. Turn off the heat.Transfer to the pot of cooked quinoa; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the vegetables & finish the quinoa:
Cook the tofu & serve your dish:
5 Cook the tofu & serve your dish:

Transfer the pressed tofu to a cutting board; cut lengthwise into 4 equal-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned tofu pieces in an even layer. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned. Flip and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add half the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, frequently spooning the glaze over the tofu, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the tofu is coated. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Serve the finished quinoa topped with the cooked tofu and remaining glaze. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and as much of the togarashi as you’d like. Enjoy!

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