Sweet Sesame Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Tofu
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Sweet Sesame Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tofu
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
  • 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
  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/