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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.


Servings

4 serving

Total time

65 minutes

Cuisines

Chinese

Courses

Dinner


Ingredients

  • 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 green 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))


Method

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Sift cornstarch over tofu and turn to coat evenly. Spread tofu on baking sheet.
  5. Baking 30~40 minutes or until firm and crispy, turning several times to brown all sides.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Stir in tofu. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  9. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.

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