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Nut Butter Stir Fry Recipe

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Noel Pecoraro


1 12oz package extra firm tofu
1 Tbsp sesame oil (+1 Tbsp for cooking)
4 Tbsp reduced-sodium tamari (or soy sauce if not GF)
3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp almond butter (or sub peanut butter)
2 Tbsp lime juice
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce or 1/2 tsp red pepper flake or 1-2 Thai chilies, minced
1 pound green beans, trimmed
2-3 small spicy peppers

For serving: brown or white rice

1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
2. Also wrap tofu in a clean, absorbent towel and set something heavy on top - like a cast-iron skillet - to press out excess moisture
3. Once oven is preheated, unwrap tofu and cut into small cubes. Arrange on the lined baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 25-30 minutes or until puffy, dried out, and slightly crispy on the edges. This step helps crisp up the tofu. The longer you bake it, the firmer and crispier it will get, so adjust cooking time accordingly
4. In a small mixing bowl, add 1 Tbsp sesame oil, tamari, maple syrup, almond butter, lime juice, and chili garlic sauce/red pepper flake/Thai chilies. Whisk to combine. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed. Set aside
5. If serving with rice, prepare at this time
6. Add baked tofu to the almond butter-tamari sauce and let marinate for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
7. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the tofu, leaving most of the marinade behind (this will be added to the vegetables for flavor)
8. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides and slightly caramelized.
9. Remove from pan and set aside
10. To the skillet, add remaining 1 Tbsp sesame oil, green beans and peppers and 2-3 Tbsp of the marinade. Cover to steam for about 4-5 minutes or until green beans are slightly tender
11. Remove lid, increase heat to medium high, and add remaining marinade and the tofu. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Then remove from heat

Serve as is or over cooked rice.




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