Meatless Monday Recipe: Tofu a l’Orange

We here at FBE absolutely love the Meatless Monday campaign. It’s a simple way to reduce your impact on the environment, sneak more veggies into your diet, and it’s a fun way to try different vegetarian recipes that you may not normally try. Like today’s Tofu a l’Orange recipe created by House Foods America. This Tofu a l’Orange is an Asian twist on the classic dish, as it uses tofu instead of duck! Low in fat and calories, while high in important vitamins like potassium and calcium, this Meatless Monday dish is also high in fiber and protein to keep you satisfied well after your meal!

Tofu a l’Orange Recipe

1 House Foods Premium Tofu or Organic Tofu, Extra Firm
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp lemon pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice vinegar
Cooking spray
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ c diced onions
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp agave nectar
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ c golden raisins
1 c orange juice
3 tbsp all fruit apricot jam
1 ½ c vegetable broth
1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
½ tsp salt
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
2. Squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the tofu and dice into 1-inch cubes.
3. In a mixing bowl, create spice marinade with sweet paprika, lemon pepper, garlic, onion and chili powder, turmeric and salt. Carefully toss it all together so all the spices coat the tofu. Add olive oil and rice vinegar and toss again.
4. Arrange tofu in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. In the meantime, heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet.
5. Add diced onions and crushed garlic and cook until they begin to soften (4 minutes). Add agave nectar and balsamic vinegar and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Add raisins and orange juice and apricot jam. Add vegetable broth, rice vinegar and salt. Cook at medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
6. Add baked tofu, reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. (The soupy mixture should cook down into a glaze.)
Serve this Tofu a l’Orange over a little brown rice and over some steamed broccoli, and we think you have the perfect Meatless Monday—or any day—meal! —Jenn

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