grated fresh ginger 1 … First, marinate the tofu to let it absorb the spices and soy sauce. If you give this recipe a try, let us know! The aromatics are ginger, garlic, and scallions. I cut way back on the ginger.  Every recipe from Nora I have made is just fantastic. how I do go on: without preservatives these sauces won’t keep for years … like the store bought. Set aside. I am bookmarking your website because there are so many tasty recipes here. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice. Some say it’s the General Tso’s tofu. Thank you! If you like this General Tso sauce, check out this blog post of how to make the sauce in bulk. Its really difficult to find tasty recipes that are also vegetarian. Easy and delicious!  I am not vegan, but so enjoy all of her recipes. You’re totally right. For gluten-free alternative, also avoid Chinkiang vinegar and Shaoxing wine, and use one of the substitution instead. It looked good & was easy to navigate. I enjoyed this wonderful dish today, it’s so easy yet delicious. Tofu troubles? Hence, I only marinate the tofu with for about one hour before proceeding to the next step. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. Slice the tofu into 6 slices. These tofu products are pre-seasoned, which adds tons of flavor to a vegetarian dish. This General Tso’s tofu recipe is a fantastic vegetarian dinner that can also be made vegan and gluten-free. Stir a few times to release the fragrance. Paneer tikka masala and paneer makhani are two of my favorites meals to order at Indian restaurants. It is a baked tofu without using oil. Thanks so much!! Squeeze out excess water in tofu by placing in between 2 paper towels, cut in cubes and set aside. When the tofu is done baking, add it to the sauce and stir to coat the pieces. Next, pan-fry until it becomes fragrant. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. All Rights Reserved. The tofu soaks up the flavor like a sponge and makes it exceptionally flavorful. Because the marinade contains honey, this recipe isn’t vegan, but again it’s easy to adapt. Serve with rice and a side of steamed broccoli. Required fields are marked *. // I often get General Tso’s tofu from our favorite local Chinese spot. Transfer the broccolini to serving plates. Gently simmering it in a saucepan and then adding the pan-fried tofu to the sauce makes this less of a concern. Squeeze out excess water in tofu by placing in between 2 paper towels, cut in cubes and set aside. Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. My broccoli tasted exactly like the local takeout restaurant. OMG  So good, Nora!!!!! I’m a big fan of the peanut tofu with coconut rice, but this might be better. This General Tso’s tofu recipe is the response to the request of my readers who want more vegetarian dishes. I tried this recipe and OMG! The tofu soaks up the flavor like a sponge and makes it exceptionally flavorful. Hi Stuart, Happy New Year! Add the tofu pieces to a large ziplock bag (or large bowl), along with the olive oil, cornstarch and salt. 2 - 3 teaspoons sambal chili paste (I recommend Sambal Oelek) My husband almost licked the plate off! I made this for dinner last night, and I have to say it was one of the most divine eating experiences ever! The marinade consists primarily of light soy sauce and some other condiments. Then pan-fried over low heat in a non-stick pan until both sides turn golden brown. You are a hero in our home. Required fields are marked *. 5 Vegetarian Swaps to Boost Nutrition in Sweet Treats, 10 Dietitians Share Their Tips to Add More Plant-Protein to Your Diet, 1/2 tsp. This recipe involves a few steps. Sift cornstarch over tofu, and turn to coat evenly. Coat the tofu with the cornflour. This General Tso’s tofu recipe is the response to the request of my readers who want more vegetarian dishes. I also add a small amount of Chinese five-spice powder. The ingredients will vary by region. It is a pan-fry tofu dish coated with the same sauce for General Tso’s chicken. Sauté chopped scallions, ginger, and garlic. I normally encounter difficulties in cooking tofu but your recipe was so tempting that I specially went to buy tofu & cooked it today. I’m so glad it worked well! Wrap tofu slabs in paper towels, and place between two cutting boards. If you cooked a large quantity of sauce with herbs, it can be stored in fridge for 1 to 2 weeks. Prepare herbs for the stir fry. Very delicious. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well into a smooth paste. Sprinkle some additional chopped scallions and dish out. Again, the recipe and direction are “spot on!” I am one to only use directions and ingredients as ideas and then create on my own.