all i can say is YUM!

ok – so I’m really not a big fan of tofu, not at all – but this dish is INCREDIBLE!!! Big thanks to my friend Kristen for the recipe! =)

7 – 8 ounces extra-firm tofu cut into thin 1-inch segments (see photo)
a couple pinches of fine-grain sea salt
a couple splashes of olive or peanut oil
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
3 tablespoons fine-grain natural cane sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 lb. brussels sprouts, washed and cut into 1/8-inch wide ribbons
Cook the tofu strips in large hot skillet (or pot) with a bit of salt and a splash of oil. Saute until slightly golden, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and pecans, and cook for another minute. Stir in sugar. Cook for another couple of minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Scrape the tofu out onto a plate and set aside while you cook the brussels sprouts.
In the same pan (no need to wash), add a touch more oil, another pinch of salt, and dial the heat up to medium-high. When the pan is nice and hot stir in the shredded brussels sprouts. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring a couple times (but not too often) until you get some golden bits, and the rest of the sprouts are bright and delicious.
Serves 2 – 3 as a main, 4 as a side

it tastes even better than it looks!

I had this the first time when Kristen made it – and it was so amazing that I HAD to have the recipe! I halfed the recipe tonight and made it for myself since the kids are having dinner with Nana – there’s a little leftover but I’m pretty sure I’m going to dive right into it before the night is over!




  1. whydeprive

    That looks SO good Mandy!

  2. I love tofu – I’m not a vegetarian – but everything goes with me πŸ™‚ Great pic girl – can I come for dinner?

  3. sure! come on over! πŸ™‚

  4. bryan

    That looks like a picture out of a magazine – it looks SO GOOD!!

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