Tofu and Greens
By Fitness and Freebies
Firm tofu frozen and pressed into squares, browned in olive and sesame oils then cooked with garlic, ginger, kale or other greens of choice and tamari.
1 pound firm tofu
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon grated fresh or frozen ginger
1 bunch kale or other greens, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon tamari (more or less to taste)
Additional toasted sesame oil to taste
Freeze and thaw tofu, press. Cut pressed tofu into slices, then squares. Each piece should be about 1/4-inch thick by 1-inch square.
Heat olive and sesame oils in skillet on medium heat; add tofu and brown on both sides. Remove tofu and place on a plate.
In same oil, fry garlic and ginger about half a minute on medium heat. Add greens and tamari, fry about 5 minutes or to desired doneness. Add tofu back to pan and heat up, drizzle with more sesame oil if you like.
Recipe makes 2 servings Tofu and Greens.
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