Blogging Marathon# 52: Week 3/ Day 2
Theme: Weekend Special Dinners
Dish: General Tso’s Tofu
In the original version, it is a sweet, slightly spicy and the chicken is deep fried. In this vegetarian version, tofu is used instead of the meat and it is baked until crispy.
The sauce is what makes this dish special. It is slightly sweet, slightly spicy and has lot of flavor. I would suggest starting with the quantities listed below in the recipe, then taste and adjust them as per your taste. Add more sambal oelek chili paste to make it spicy or add more sugar etc.
The dish needs a bit of preparation — tofu needs to be pressed for 30 minutes and then marinated for at least 30 minutes to even overnight. So plan accordingly. I prepped the tofu and left it to marinate on Saturday morning and it was ready to be baked at night, making it our ‘special’ weekend dinner 🙂
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.
Recipe from Vegetarian Times: