Okay, here we go again, This is supposed to be rated as one of the TOP recipes for 2011 and it got ONE review with only 4 stars. How does that make it a top rated recipe?
Spinach Dinner Salad with Sesame Tofu
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Kevin Crafts
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 379
- Calories from fat: 58%
- Protein: 11g
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated fat: 2.3g
- Carbohydrate: 29g
- Fiber: 5.1g
- Sodium: 546mg
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- 14 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/2-in. slices
- 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp. grapeseed or vegetable oil, divided
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup furikake* (Japanese sesame and seaweed blend) or untoasted black and white sesame seeds
- 1 celery stalk
- 1/2 tart green apple, such as Granny Smith
- 8 to 10 radishes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Asian chili garlic sauce*
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 qts. loosely packed baby spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1. Lay tofu between paper towels to dry. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering.
- 2. Spread cornstarch on a rimmed baking sheet and furikake on another. Stack tofu and cut into 1/2-in. cubes. Lightly toss tofu in cornstarch, then quickly but thoroughly roll and press in furikake. Fry in 2 batches until well-browned and crunchy, about 20 minutes total, and drain on paper towels.
- 3. Slice celery, dice apple, and cut radishes into thin wedges. In a big salad bowl, whisk remaining 1 1/2 tbsp. oil with chili garlic sauce and vinegar. Add celery, apple, radishes, spinach, salt, and tofu and toss to coat.
- *Find in grocery stores' Asian-foods aisle.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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