Tofu Cutlets Marsala
Recipe from EatingWell

In this dish, tofu "cutlets" are dredged and sauteed as you would a chicken breast or fish fillet. Try the technique using any of your favorite pan sauces.


Tofu Cutlets Marsala

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Ingredients
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    cornstarch, divided
  • 1/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1  14  ounce block 
    extra-firm tofu, drained, rinsed and cut crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 4   tablespoons 
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2   
    large shallots, minced
  • 1   teaspoon 
    dried thyme
  • 6   cups 
    sliced cremini, or white mushrooms (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/2  cup 
    dry Marsala wine, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1   cup 
    vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1   tablespoon 
    tomato paste
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees 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.
Tip:

1.
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.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 334, Fat, total (g) 18, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 25, Monosaturated fat (g) 12, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 11, sodium (mg) 256, Potassium (mg) 562, calcium (mg) 252.42, iron (mg) 2.7, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 1, Medium-Fat Meat () 1, Fat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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