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

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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.

The delicious and mouthwatering General Tso's Tofu is a famous dish of Chinese and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. General Tso's Tofu is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of General Tso's Tofu. Pavani Nandula shared this General Tso's Tofu recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious General Tso's Tofu. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious General Tso's Tofu recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time50Hours
  • Serves4People
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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