General Tao Tofu (the best)

I recently received the cooking book La cuisine de Jean-Philippe and, in a week, I cooked about 5 recipes, because they're so simple and delicious!

Big fan of the General tao tofu recipe by Ricardo, I thought Let's make it a battle, we'll see which one is the best general tao tofu recipe tao: Ricardo (the legend) or Jean-Philippe (the magnificent) ...!

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Well, you guessed it .. Jean-Philippe's recipe won! Why? It is more simple, lighter, less greasy, less stuffy..!

 

MY ADAPTATIONS

Vegetable oil: replaced by olive oil

Ginger: I didn't put any

Sriracha sauce or chilli paste: I don't like eating spicy so I put sweet pepper sauce instead

 

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Prep : 20 min

Cooking : 15 min

Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 1 block (454 g) of firm tofu, diced
  • 1/4 cup (35 g) cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) ketchup
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sriracha sauce or chili paste
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) vegetable broth
  • Green onions and sesame seeds to garnish

To serve

  • Rice or quinoa

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix tofu with cornstarch to coat well.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the tofu and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy. Let the tofu drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the rest of the tofu. Add oil as needed.
  3. In the same pan, cook the garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Add oil as needed.
  4. Add maple syrup, soy sauce, ketchup, sriracha sauce, green onions and vegetable broth. Reduce for a few minutes and add the grilled tofu to warm. Serve with rice or quinoa and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
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Recipe from the cooking book La cuisine de Jean-Philippe, ses 100 meilleures recettes véganes

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