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

METHOD
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
INGREDIENTS
- 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

METHOD
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.

4 comments:

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?