Healthier Version of General Tso Tofu
Updated: Jul 19, 2019
My husband and I love General Tao tofu from vegweb.com. This is such a great recipe on it's own with no modifications. We have made it countless times but not so much lately. The fried tofu is not so healthy (delicious though) and I have been trying really hard to get back to a healthy life style. Fortunately I figured out how to prepare it healthier so I will post the modifications here. The baked tofu turned out so well it was difficult to stop munching on them on their own.
1 package of extra firm tofu, cubed
1 1/2 T tamari
2 T mirin
Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper
Mix the last 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Mix cubed tofu so it is completely coated and marinate for a few hours, mixing every so often.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake in a pre-heated oven (400 degrees) for 20 minutes. Turn over and bake for 5 more minutes.
(originally from Vegweb but slightly modified)
3 T oil
1 T ginger
1 T garlic
1 green onion, chopped
2/3 cup vegetable stock
3 T sugar
2 T tamari
1 T rice wine vinegar
1-2 T cornstarch mixed with 2 T water
Add first 4 ingredients to small sauce pan on medium heat and fry until garlic is soft (about 2 minutes).
Add next 4 ingredients and bring to boil. Add cornstarch-water mix and mix in to thicken. Remove from heat.
Bringing It All Together
vegetables (I used snap peas here but many vegetables would work)
Cook rice noodles according to package. Throw some vegetables into the boiling water. Drain when ready.
Put rice noodles on plates and top with baked tofu. Pour sauce over top and serve :)