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Miso-Marinated Tofu and Eggplant Over Soba Noodles

John Kernick
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups noodles and 3/4 cup tofu and eggplant)
Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 14 minutes; Stand: 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then halved
  • 1/2 pound eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic, divided
  • 4 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 10 ounce napa (Chinese) cabbage, cored and sliced (4 cups)
  • 8 ounces hot cooked soba noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 4 scallions, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch-long matchsticks

Nutrition Information

  • calories 202
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 571 mg
  • calcium 74 mg

How to Make It

  1. Dry tofu between paper towels 20 minutes. Toss tofu and eggplant in separate bowls with 1 1/2 tablespoons miso and 1 teaspoon garlic each.

  2. Heat wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; add 2 teaspoons peanut oil. Cook the tofu, stirring, 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to plate, and add 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice; cover.

  3. Add remaining 2 teaspoons peanut oil to wok, and cook eggplant 2 minutes or until golden. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice; cover and cook 2 minutes or until tender. Transfer to plate; cover.

  4. Add cabbage, 1/4 cup water, and remaining 1 teaspoon garlic to wok; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl; keep warm.

  5. Add 1/4 cup water, soba, and remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice to wok; stir 1 minute or until hot. Remove wok from heat, and toss mixture with sesame oil and scallions. Divide soba and cabbage among 4 bowls. Top with tofu and eggplant.