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Tofu Cutlets Marsala

Serves:  Serves 4
Serving Size:  334 calories, 18g fat, 25g carbs, 11g protein, 2g fiber, 256mg sodium


cup plus 2 tsp cornstarch, divided 2 large shallots, minced
  cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp dried thyme
  tsp salt       1 Tbsp tomato paste
  tsp freshly ground pepper     cup dry Marsala wine
 1 14-oz block extra-firm tofu, drained, rinsed
and cut crosswise into 8 -inch thick slices 
1 cup vegetable or reduced sodium chicken broth
6 cups sliced cremini or white mushrooms 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Total  Preparation and Cook Time = 40 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Whisk cup cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish.  Pat tofu with paper towel to remove excess moisture. 
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Dredge 4 tofu slices in the flour mixture, add them to the pan and cook until crispy and golden, about 3 minutes per side.  Place the tofu on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven to keep warm.  Repeat with another tablespoon of oil and the remaining tofu, adjusting the heat if necessary to prevent scorching.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallots and thyme to the pan.  Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the shallots are slightly soft and beginning to brown, 1-2 minutes.  Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until tender and lightly browned, 3-5 minutes.  Stir in Marsala and simmer until slightly reduced, about 1 minute.
  5. Whisk the remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch with broth and tomato paste in a small bowl.  Stir into the mushroom mixture, return to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and glossy, about 4 minutes.
  6. To serve, spoon the hot sauce over the tofu.

Recipe from: Eating Well, October/November 2005 issue

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