General Tso's Tofu | How to make General Tso's Tofu

By Pavani Nandula  |  19th Aug 2015  |  
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About General Tso's Tofu

Today's weekend special is a Chinese-American dish called 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.

General Tso's Tofu is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The General Tso's Tofu is delicious and has an amazing aroma. General Tso's Tofu by Pavani Nandula will help you to prepare the perfect General Tso's Tofu in your kitchen at home. General Tso's Tofu needs few minutes for the preparation and 3000 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking General Tso's Tofu. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious General Tso's Tofu. In case you have any questions on how to make the General Tso's Tofu you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Pavani Nandula. General Tso's Tofu will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

General Tso's Tofu

Ingredients to make General Tso's Tofu

  • For Crispy Tofu:
  • Firm or Extra-firm Tofu - 1 (16oz.) pkg drained
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 2tsp
  • Rice Vinegar - 2tsp
  • Rice Wine (or Mirin) - 1tsp
  • Oil - 1tsp
  • Garlic - 1 cloves finely minced
  • Cornstarch - 1tbsp
  • For the Sauce:
  • Low sodium vegetable broth - ½cup
  • Sugar - 2tbsp
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 1 ½tbsp
  • Rice Wine (Mirin) - 4tsp
  • Rice Vinegar - 2tsp
  • Sesame Oil - 2tsp
  • Corn Starch - 2tsp
  • Tomato paste - 1 ½tsp
  • Sambal Oelek chili paste - ½tsp (optional)
  • Oil - 2tsp
  • Green Onions - 4 green parts chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove finely minced
  • Grated - ½ inch finely grated
  • Accompaniments:
  • White or Brown Rice - 2cups (I made Shanghai Fried Rice)
  • For Crispy Tofu:
  • Firm or Extra-firm Tofu - 1 (16oz.) pkg drained
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 2tsp
  • Rice Vinegar - 2tsp
  • Rice Wine (or Mirin) - 1tsp
  • Oil - 1tsp
  • Garlic - 1 cloves finely minced
  • Ginger - piece finely grated
  • Cornstarch - 1tbsp
  • For the Sauce:
  • Low sodium vegetable broth - cup
  • Sugar - 2tbsp
  • Low sodium Soy sauce - 1tbsp
  • Rice Wine (Mirin) - 4tsp
  • Rice Vinegar - 2tsp
  • Sesame Oil - 2tsp
  • Corn Starch - 2tsp
  • Tomato paste - 1tsp
  • Sambal Oelek chili paste - tsp (optional)
  • Oil - 2tsp
  • Green Onions - 4 green parts chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove finely minced
  • Grated - inch finely grated
  • Accompaniments:
  • White or Brown Rice - 2cups (I made Shanghai Fried Rice)

How to make General Tso's Tofu

  1. To make Crispy Tofu: Slice tofu into 2 slabs. Wrap tofu slabs in paper towel and place between 2 cutting boards. Put some weight, on top of the cutting board and press for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
  2. In a 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 till it is thick.
  8. Stir in the crisp tofu. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  9. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.

My Tip:

I served it with Shanghai Fried Rice, but it would taste great with plain white or brown rice. Steamed broccoli is a great side to this dish.

Reviews for General Tso's Tofu (1)

sweta biswal2 years ago

awesome share......I am trying hard to make Tofu a menu regular in y household.....this is a winner 4 sure
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