General Tao’s Tofu

Ingredients

I block firm tofu (450-500 g)

¼ cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder

3 tablespoons peanut oil (or any preferred oil)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 ½ tablespoons chopped ginger

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce ( or 1 tbsp crushed red pepper)

4 green onions thinly sliced

¾ cup vegetable stock ( or water if broth not available)

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Ingredients for General Tao’s Tofu

Method

Cut tofu into cubes. In a saucepan heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add tofu, sprinkle some salt and cook until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove from the pan and coat it with the cornstarch. Set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil and stir in garlic and ginger, Saute until slightly brown and fragrant. Add maple syrup, tamari sauce, tomato paste, sriracha, green onions and tofu.Give it a good stir and then add in the vegetable stock or water. Let it cook until it thickens. If it gets too thick, add some water.

Remove and serve it in a bowl garnished with green onions and red chillies.

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General Tao’s Tofu

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( This is a great accompaniment with fried rice or the Quinoa Fried Rice)

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