Thursday, January 31, 2008

General Tso's Tofu and Orange Ginger Stir Fry

Today was an insanely busy one of sifting through footnotes and saying unrepeatable things about a certain law journal's editorial board under my breath. That meant dinner needed to be fast and easy. This is by no means my finest culinary moment (every time I use sauce from a bottle a little part of me dies), but it tasted pretty good and the kids liked it. Actually, the whole experience made me want to look into making my own sauce a la General Tso.

General Tso's Tofu
- 1 pkg tofu, drained and cubed
- cornstarch
- vegetable oil
- 1 bottle VH General Tso's sauce

1. Toss tofu in constarch and fry in oil over med-hi heat. Remove and drain.
2. Heat sauce to bubbling in a wok. Add in tofu and and mix well. Serve over rice.

Orange Ginger Stir Fry
A modification of this recipe
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/4 cup finely minced ginger
- large handful snow peas
- 3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2-3 tsp soy sauce
- 6 green onions, sliced

1. Heat oil in a wok over med-hi heat. Stir fry ginger for 1 min. Add snow peas and fry 1 min. Add mushroms and fry 1 min.
2. Add 1/2 of the orange juice and bring to bubbling. Cook veggies for about 5 mins, until mushrooms are cooked.
3. Dissolve cornstarch into remaining orange juice and add to wok with soy sauce. Add green onions and mix well. Serve.


trina said...

The Vegan Ronin recently posted a General Tso's recipe.

Mel said...

That General Tso looks so easy to do and looks so delicious. When I was an omni, General Tao chicken was always a favourite of mine. I'll be sure to try that real soon over so steamed rice. :-)

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am so glad you are finally on the mend and can enjoy some of your good cooking and vegan moms too! This looks really good. I just made orange tofu, but I think I need to try your recipe too!

Tom J said...

I made this last week but made my own General Tso's sauce from a recipe I got online, substituting agave nectar for the sugar. It was good, but the leftovers were really soggy. The orange stir fry turned out a bit bland for me, but I did use more snowpeas than called for and I cheated and did not use fresh ginger. I am guessing this was the culprit?