General Tso's Tofu
General Tso's Tofu -- It is the vegetarian version of General Tso's Chicken that is quite a popular item on Chinese fast food and restaurant menus in America and Canada.
- 1 oz 16 firm Tofu (Firm or Extra- - . pkg, drained)
- 2 tsp soy sauce (Low sodium)
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp rice wine ((or Mirin))
- 1 tsp roasted chickpeas (Oil)
- 1 cloves garlic (, finely minced)
- roasted chickpeas (" piece, finely grated)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- roasted chickpeas (Low sodium)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsps soy sauce (Low sodium)
- 4 tsp rice wine ((Mirin))
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp corn starch
- 1 tsps tomato paste
- roasted chickpeas ((optional))
- 2 tsp roasted chickpeas (Oil)
- 4 onions (- green parts chopped)
- 1 clove garlic (`, finely minced)
- roasted chickpeas (" - finely grated)
- 2 cups Broccoli
- 2 cups brown rice (White or - (I made Shanghai Fried Rice))
- To make Crispy Tofu:Cut tofu into 2 slabs. Wrap tofu slabs in paper towel and place between 2 cutting boards. Put some weight like soup cans or cast iron pan, on top of the cutting board and press for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
- In a resealable container, combine soy sauce, vinegar, mirin, oil, garlic and ginger. Add tofu and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Sift cornstarch over tofu and turn to coat evenly. Spread tofu on baking sheet.
- Baking 30~40 minutes or until firm and crispy, turning several times to brown all sides.
- To make General Tso's Sauce: Whisk together broth, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sesame oil, corn starch, tomato paste, sambal oelek (if using) in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Heat 1tbsp oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions, garlic and ginger, stir fry 1 minute. Add broth mixture and cook for 1 more minute, or until thickened.
- Stir in tofu. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
- Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.
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