Sesame Crusted Tofu Over Stir Fry Soba Noodles

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Sesame Crusted Tofu Over Stir Fry Soba Noodles

The tofu in this dish is a real crowd pleaser covered in sesame seeds and crisped up, make extra for snacking.  Once you prep the sauce and cook the noodles the dish comes together in a snap. 

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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces extra firm tofu

  • 1 package soba noodles or spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • ¼ cup of sugar

  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili paste
  • ¼ cup black and white sesame seeds

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 bunch of scallions sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger chopped
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups of edamame
  • 1 ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • ½ cup pasta water

Preparation

1. Slice tofu to make small tofu nuggets. Place on top of paper towels. Cover with paper towels to drain moisture.

2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions and reserve about ½ cup of pasta water.

3. Prepare dressing for stir fry by mixing soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and 1 clove garlic crushed and chili paste. Set aside.

4. Dip tofu into sesame seeds.  Heat 2 tablespoon evoo in pan and cook tofu for three minutes per side. Set aside on plate.  Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan and add scallions, garlic, ginger and salt. Sauté for 2 minutes.  Add broccoli and edamame and sauté for another two minutes.  Add carrots and cabbage for another minute.  Add pasta and 1/2-1 cup cooking liquid and dressing to pan. Cook for one minute.  Serve with tofu nuggets placed on top of stir fry noodles.