General Chow’s Tofu

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     The last time I tried making General Tso’s tofu it was a disaster.  I was supposed to dip it in a cornstarch and baking soda and it tasted terrible.  I was a little apprehensive to try a different version but this General Chow’s tofu sounded much better.  I also made the tofu without anything on it which seems to be the best way for me to cook it.

         The original recipe for the tofu didn’t have anything spicy in it except a dash of cayenne pepper and in my mind General Tso’s (or in this case General Chow’s) is always spicy.  I added in the red pepper and Sriracha which was just about perfect.  The tofu was crispy, the broccoli was tender, and the sauce was just a little sweet and a lot spicy.  This is definitely going to be my go to spicy tofu recipe in the future!
General Chow’s Tofu  (adapted from Give Them Something Better)
For the sauce:
1 T. oil
1/4 c. onion, minced
2 T. garlic, minced
2 t. ginger, minced
1 1/3 c. vegetable broth
1/4 c. soy sauce
3 T. sugar
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. red pepper
1 t. black pepper
1 T. Sriracha sauce
2 T. water
2 T. cornstarch
For the Tofu:
1 package (14 oz) extra-firm tofu
Cooking Spray
1 bunch broccoli

1. Drain the excess water from the tofu.

2.. Cut the tofu into five slices.  Cut each slice in half then each half into a triangle.

3. Spray the bottom of a large skillet with cooking spray.  Add in the tofu and cook for 10 minutes per side or until browned.  
4.Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.

5. Add in the onion, garlic, and ginger.  Cook for 4 minutes or until onions are softened.

6. Add vegetable broth, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, red pepper, black pepper, and Sriracha sauce.  Bring the mixture to a boil.

7. In a small bowl mix the water with cornstarch and add to the boiling sauce. Cook until thickened.


8.  Add broccoli to the pan with the sauce and cook for 5 minutes or until tender.

9.  Pour the sauce and broccoli over top of the tofu and serve over rice.

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  1. We would love to have you share your General Chow’s Tofu at our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” link party. We hope to see you there. -The Sisters

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