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.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
4 servings, about 1 cup each
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.
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.
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.
- Per serving
- Saturated Fat
- Monounsaturated Fat
- Dietary Fiber
- Added Sugars
- 1/2 starch
- 1 vegetable
- 1 medium-fat meat
- 2 fat
- Carbohydrate Servings
- Vitamin A (103% daily value)
- Calcium (23% dv)
- Potassium (18% dv)
- Iron (15% dv).