Panfried Tofu with Asian Caramel Sauce

50 mins (prep 45)
15 ingredients
makes 4 servings
I like to think of tofu as a blank canvas just waiting for the application of texture and color. Here, I've panfried it to crisp the edges and draped it in a velvety Vietnamese-style caramel sauce. A shower of fresh herbs and browned shallots gives it an extra layer of flavor. If you prep the herbs and make the sauce ahead, you can put this on the table in under half an hour.

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Serving Size (171.58 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 678.07 Calories from Fat 533.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59.23g 364.46%
Saturated Fat 4.41g 88.13%
Trans Fat 1.52g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 628.51mg 104.75%
Total Carbohydrate 36.88g 49.18%
Dietary Fiber 1.99 g 31.77%
Sugars 24.34 g %
Protein 2.65g 21.24%
Vitamin A 2.34IU% Vitamin C 4.83mg%
Calcium 25.71mg% Iron 1.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9β€’Carbohydrate 4β€’Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped, plus, loosely packed fresh basil leaves, packed fresh mint leaves, baby bok choy, cooked jasmine rice