• 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas (8 ounces)
  • 1 12- to 16-ounce packagelight, reduced-fat, or regular extra-firm tub-style tofu (fresh bean curd), drained
  • 3 table spoonsreduced-sodium teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cupyellow cornmeal
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 mediumred sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 mediumyellow sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oilsee savings
  • 1 tablespoon white or black sesame seed, toasted


1. Remove strings and tips from pea pods; cut in half. Set pea pods aside. Cut tofu crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour 2 tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce over tofu; turn slices to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

2. In a shallow dish combine cornmeal and ground red pepper. Drain tofu, discarding marinade. Carefully dip tofu slices in cornmeal mixture; press gently to coat both sides. Set tofu slices aside.

3. Pour 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil into a large nonstick skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry sweet pepper strips for 2 minutes. Add pea pods and green onions; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes more or until crisp-tender.

4. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce. Transfer vegetable mixture to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean.

5. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil and the cooking oil over medium heat. Cook the coated tofu slices for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown, using a spatula to turn carefully. Serve tofu slices over vegetable mixture. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

6. Makes 4 main-dish servings

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