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  • 5 star values: 3

Notes: Caramelized sugar infuses the sauce with sweetness and gives it a deep mahogany shine. Serve this great vegetarian dish with hot cooked rice and stir-fried spinach with garlic.

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James Carrier

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut tofu into 2- by 3-inch, 1/2-inch-thick slices and pat dry.

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  • Place sugar in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat; shake pan often until sugar is melted and amber colored, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup hot water (mixture will bubble vigorously) and stir over medium heat until caramelized sugar is dissolved.

  • Stir in soy sauce, shallots, ginger, and garlic; stir often over high heat until boiling. Lay tofu pieces in a single layer in sauce. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. With a wide spatula, turn pieces over; simmer until hot and coated with sauce, 3 to 4 minutes longer.

  • Transfer tofu and sauce to a serving dish and sprinkle with green onions and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; calories from fat 41%; protein 19g; fat 9.9g; saturated fat 1.4g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 0.2g; sodium 790mg; cholesterol 0mg.
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