Tofu au Vin

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You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love this meat-free twist on the classic French dish coq au vin (chicken and mushrooms simmered in a red-wine sauce). Serve with: Whole-wheat egg noodles and sautéed spinach.

Tofu au Vin
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

  • 1 14-ounce package package extra-firm tofu

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided

  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions, thawed

  • 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups light- to medium-bodied red wine, such as Beaujolais Nouveau, Merlot or Pinot Noir

  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions
  1. 4 servings, about 1 cup each

  2. Drain, rinse and pat tofu dry; cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook in a single layer, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes total. Transfer the tofu to a shallow dish big enough to fit it in one layer. Sprinkle with vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; gently toss to combine.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, garlic and bay leaf; cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring, until they release their liquid, 3 to 5 minutes more. Sprinkle the vegetables with flour; stir to coat.

  4. Add wine, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the pan and cook, stirring, until the wine has reduced slightly and the sauce has thickened, 4 to 6 minutes more. Return the tofu to the pan, add butter and stir until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
307
Carbohydrates
17g
Fat
13g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
7g
Protein
11g
Cholesterol
5mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
641mg
Sodium
492mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1/2 starch
1 vegetable
1 medium-fat meat
2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin A (103% daily value)
Calcium (23% dv)
Potassium (18% dv)
Iron (15% dv).

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