Main Dishes

Braised Spicy Chinese Tofu

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Pleasing to the eye, and exciting for the tongue. This dish from Sichuan is a quick dish to accompany rice.

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1 pound silken tofu
2 oz. green onion
4 slices ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon spicy black bean sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon hot chili oil
1 teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorn
1 teaspoon sugar
½ cup water
Cut tofu into cubes, about 1-inch, not too small. Finely chop green onion, ginger and garlic. Heat oil in skillet, add spicy bean paste, sauté over high heat until fragrant. Add ginger and garlic and sauté one more minute. Put tofu into the skillet, gently push with a spatula so the cubes are evenly spread out. (Don’t use force, otherwise the tofu will break.) Pour water into the skillet, add ground Sichuan peppercorn, hot chili oil and sugar, lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add green onion and remove from heat.
Nutritions

Calories
178

Sodium
19mg
0% DV

Fat
9g
14% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
8g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Just like your favorite decadent spinach and artichoke dip, this cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole is rich, creamy, and full of garlicky flavor! With three different types of cheese, pasta, chicken, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, Alfredo sauce, and a buttery Parmesan breadcrumb topping, this dish is an easy dinner that tastes like a special restaurant meal. Serve the casserole with a simple green salad and a side of garlic bread for the ultimate family supper!

4 oz dry penne pasta
15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
8 oz cream cheese
2 t minced garlic
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t grated lemon zest ( plus 1 T lemon juice )
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 c cooked shredded chicken
2 cans quartered artichoke hearts ( 14 ounces each )
2 c fresh baby spinach
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1 T salted butter
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish (such as 11 x 7-inch or deep 8-inch or 9-inch square); set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to...
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Nutritions

Calories
807

Sodium
843mg
35% DV

Fat
44g
67% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
17g
70% DV