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 and I have been trying really hard to get back to a healthy life style. Fortunately I figured out how to prepare it a great deal 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.
Sauce Component (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
- rice noodles
- 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 :)