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Serving size 4
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¼ cup plus 2 teaspoon cornstarch, divided¼ cup all-purpose flour¼ tsp salt¼ tsp freshly ground pepper1 14-ounce block extra-firm tofu, drained, rinsed and cut crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 large shallots, minced1 tsp dried thyme6 cup sliced cremini or white mushrooms (about 10 ounce)½ cup dry Marsala wine (see ingredient note)1 cup vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth1 Tbsp tomato paste


1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

2. Whisk 1/4 cup cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Pat tofu with paper towel to remove excess moisture.

3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge 4 tofu slices in the flour mixture, add them to the pan and cook until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes per side. Place the tofu on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with another tablespoon of oil and the remaining tofu, adjusting the heat if necessary to prevent scorching.

4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallots and thyme to the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the shallots are slightly soft and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until tender and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in Marsala and simmer until slightly reduced, about 1 minute.

5. Whisk the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch with broth and tomato paste in a small bowl. Stir into the mushroom mixture, return to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and glossy, about 4 minutes. To serve, spoon the hot sauce over the tofu.


Ingredient Note: Marsala, a fortified wine, is a flavorful and wonderfully economical addition to many sauces. An opened bottle can be stored in a cool, dry place for months?unlike wine, which starts to decline within hours of being uncorked.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 334
  • Calories from fat 162
  • Total Fat 18gm 28%
  • Saturated Fat 3gm 15%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 12gm
  • Sodium 256mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrates 25gm 8%
  • Fiber 2gm 2%
  • Protein 11gm

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Low Calorie, Vegetarian, Tofu, Vegetable, Italian, Easy, Entertaining

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