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A fried tofu and broccoli dish

Tofu piccata

Published: April 27, 2021 at 1:03 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Swap chicken for sautéed tofu in this clever vegan twist on a classic, served with a white wine sauce and long-stemmed broccoli

  • Vegan
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal540
fat31.2g
saturates4.7g
carbs20.1g
sugars6.3g
fibre11.7g
high inprotein28.1g
low insalt0.4g
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Try this healthy tofu piccata, then check out our cumin tofu stir-fry, vegan ramen, vegan tofu tikka masala and more healthy vegan recipes.

Ingredients

  • 280g block extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry
  • 40g gram flour
  • 3½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, ½ sliced, ½ juiced to make 1 tbsp
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 120ml vegan dry white wine
  • 80ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • 160g long-stemmed broccoli
  • 160g green beans, trimmed
  • ½ a small bunch flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and heat the oven to 110C/fan 90C/gas ¼.

  • STEP 2

    Cut the tofu width-wise into 8 slices and season. Put the gram flour on a plate and season lightly. Coat the tofu in the flour, shaking off any excess.

  • STEP 3

    Heat 2½ tbsp of oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the tofu along with the lemon slices. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the tofu and lemon are lightly browned and the tofu is a little crispy. Transfer everything to a plate and put in the oven to keep warm.

  • STEP 4

    Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds until just fragrant. Pour in the wine and bring to the boil, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any brown bits. Cook for 2 minutes until reduced by roughly two-thirds. Add the stock, cooking until reduced by a third. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining olive oil, capers and lemon juice. Season to taste.

  • STEP 5

    While making the sauce, cook the broccoli and green beans in the pan of boiling water for 3 minutes and then drain. Arrange the broccoli and beans on a serving plate along with the tofu and lemon slices, and pour over the sauce from the pan. Serve with the parsley scattered over.

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