Sweet Sesame Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Tofu
 
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Sweet Sesame Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tofu
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts (or frozen)
  • 4 ounces fresh white mushrooms (or mushroom variety of your choice)
  • 2 green onions (finely chopped, divided)
  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu (drained) (or about 2 cups chopped Burmese chickpea tofu)
  • 2½ tablespoons sunflower oil (or oil of your choice, divided--see below)
  • sprinkle of salt
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 3½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (adjust amount to taste if you're not serving with plain rice, or if you're using low-sodium, Tamari, or Bragg's liquid aminos)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (or fresh, if you have it)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 squirt sriracha (optional, I like it better without)
  • 1 sprinkle toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Gently rinse your brussels sprouts, cut off the tough ends, then chop brussels in half lengthwise.
  3. With a damp cloth, wipe any dirt off of your mushrooms, and chop them into bite-sized pieces, if need be.
  4. Toss your brussels and mushrooms with 1½ tablespoons of oil, arrange them (cut-side down) on a lined sheet pan, and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Chop your drained tofu into bite-sized pieces, toss with 1 tablespoon of oil, place on lined sheet pan, and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Place both sheet pans of brussels/mushrooms and tofu into your preheated oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, give both pans a gentle stir, and place them back in the oven (on opposite racks) for another 7 or 8 minutes. Watch your brussels closely--burned brussels don't taste very good. Trust me.
  7. While your veggies bake, place all sauce ingredients (garlic, syrup, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, cornstarch, and water) in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir ingredients constantly until sauce begins to bubble/boil. At this point, immediately remove from heat.
  8. When brussels and tofu have baked for a total of about 17 or 18 minutes, remove them from the oven. Combine veggies and tofu onto one sheet pan, and pour sauce over the top. Give the whole thing a toss (and taste, to make sure you're not too salted/unsalted, in which case you could add either water or soy sauce), and return to the oven for just 2-3 minutes. Watch 'em close!
  9. Sprinkle the whole thing toasted sesame seeds and serve on hot brown rice.
Recipe by Vegan Yumminess at http://veganyumminess.com/sweet-sesame-roasted-brussel-sprouts-and-tofu/