My body and my brain are constantly battling each other. My body
cries out "No more junk! Eat healthy food!" And my brain yells equally as loudly "Where's my chocolate? I want cake!"
Most of the time, my body wins the battle; its various aches and pains gain the upper hand. But really! Let's face it: we have to give in to our cravings occasionally. Hence my eating the Lindt and the Cadbury mini eggs consumed this weekend -- against my WW rules.
But equally delicious is this dish I prepared last night for dinner. A year ago, tofu wasn't on my list of favorites; but I guess like most foods, you just have to find the right recipe.
I have found it!
To make the Citrus Sauce: 1/3 cup orange juice, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp Mirin, 1 tsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp grated ginger root and the zest from one lemon.
Heat a Tbsp olive oil in a frying pan. (I used my iron pan.) Cut the block of firm tofu (roughly 250-265 gm) into 8 equal pieces; pat dry. Dip each piece in beaten egg yolk and then in Panko crumbs (roughly 1/3 cup). Then fry on each side until golden and heated throughout.
Serve on a bed of salad greens with chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds. Drizzle with the citrus sauce. Add some pickled ginger and rice and this wonderful meal is complete.
|This is soooo delicious!|