Tofu Steak Fried in Honey and Rosemary with Tuna & Tomato Sauce

Jennifer Adams-Juan of Diet  Motivator is kind enough to share one of her healthy recipes: Tofu Steak Fried in Honey and Rosemary with Tuna & Tomato Sauce.

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Tofu tuna

She writes:

Tofu has always been a good source of protein. It’s perfect for those who are watching their weight and trying to live a healthy life. The thing is, tofu in itself tastes quite bland. So what I did here was fried it in honey and oil and added some spices like salt, pepper and rosemary. My healthy sauce of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms added some twist and texture to the whole recipe. The result — tasty, colorful and healthy tofu meal.

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Ingredients: The following are the ingredients you will need:

* a block of tofu
* ground pepper
* salt
* rosemary
* basil
* sage
* thyme
* tomatoes
* bell pepper
* onions
* garlic
* spaghetti sauce
* mushrooms
* ketchup
* can of tuna

I did this less than thirty minutes ago… It’s so easy.

What to do:

1. Make sure that your block of tofu is dried by wiping it with a tissue paper. This will make it easier to fry later on.
2. Put a dash of salt, pepper and rosemary on all sides of your tofu. Set it aside.
3. Slice all your vegetables.
4. Open your cans of tuna and mushrooms.
5. Prepare one pan and one casserole.
6. Heat your pan and pour about 2 tbsps. of oil and 4 tbsps. of honey.
7. Once the oil and honey are hot, put your block of tofu. Make sure that each side is fried equally.
8. While waiting for each side to be fried, you can now heat your casserole and pour about 4 tbsps. of oil.
9. Put all the rest of the ingredients (tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, onion, tuna, mushrooms including the herbs and mix them all together.)
10. After about 2 mins., pour the packet of ketchup and spaghetti sauce. Mix.
11. Let everything boil.
12. If you can multitask like I usually do (coz I’m always in such a hurry), after about 10 minutes, both your dishes should be pretty much done. Put the fried tofu on a shallow bowl then pour the Tuna and Tomato Sauce around it.

Pinakbet Recipe (Tagalog)

Pinakbet is a tasty vegetable dish made-up of different fresh vegetables, pork, and shrimp paste. This Pinakbet Recipe is a variation of the popular Tagalog version of this dish, Pakbet Ilokano, that originated from the Ilocos Region.


This Pinakbet recipe is comprised of different vegetables such as eggplant (talong), squash (kalabasa), sting beans (sitaw), ampalaya (bitter melon), okra, and others. Since there are quite a number of ingredients required, I usually carry a shopping list and buy the freshest produce from a nearby market on the day that I’ll cook them. When it comes to the Shrimp paste, I always buy an extra bottle from the Asian store so that I won’t run out of stock.

Before I forget…have that rice cooker going because you might need some extra rice. Oh…one more thing. Have a cold soda (soft drinks) on your side or some cold juice to get rid of that shrimpy taste after you’re done. You will surely love this Pinakbet recipe. Happy cooking!

Try this Pinakbet Recipe recipe and let me know what you think.

Pinakbet Recipe (Tagalog)
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1/4 lb pork, thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg plant, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized bitter melon, chopped
  • 1/4 lb squash, chopped into 2x1 inch cubes
  • 3 pieces large tomato, sliced
  • 1 piece onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 to 8 pieces okra
  • 1 bunch string beans, cut in 3 inches length
  • 4 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the pan and put the cooking oil.
  2. When oil is hot enough, saute the garlic, ginger, onion, and tomato
  3. Add the pork and cook until color turns light brown (about 5 to 8 minutes)
  4. Put-in the shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until pork is tender
  6. Put-in the squash and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until texture becomes soft
  7. Add the remaining vegetables and mix with the other ingredients.Simmer for 5 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked. (Do not overcook the vegetables)
  8. Serve hot with steamed white rice. Share and Enjoy!


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