Tofu au Vin for Two

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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 for Two
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 35 minutes

  • 7 ounces extra-firm tofu

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil , divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper , divided

  • 1/2 cup frozen pearl onions , thawed

  • 1 medium carrot , halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 1 clove clove garlic , minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 ounces mushrooms , sliced

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour

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

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  1. Drain, rinse and pat tofu dry; cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium 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, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; gently toss to combine.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, 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.

  3. Add wine, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 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

Serving Size
about 1 cup
17 g
13 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
11 g
5 mg
Dietary Fiber
2 g
641 mg
347 mg
2 servings
about 1 cup each
1/2 starch
1 vegetable
1 medium-fat meat
2 fat
Vitamin A
103% daily value
23% dv
18% dv
15% dv

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