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General Tso’s Tofu

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General Tso’s Tofu is tasty, beautiful and incredibly easy to make.

I can’t even tell you how many times I get the question about tofu so I try to create delicious recipes using this amazing ingredient.

General Tso's Tofu is tasty, beautiful and incredibly easy to make.
General Tso’s Tofu

Since it literally does not taste like anything you must flavor it with the seasonings.

In this case, General Tso’s, Asian inspired sauce is a phenomenal addition to tofu.

It not only flavors it but gives umami that you really want. I am only going to suggest eating it right away.

The reason why I am suggesting eating it right away is that it will lose its crispiness if it sits too long.

We all know that General Tso’s is probably the most well known Asian fried chicken recipe of all, but you must give this one a go.

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General Tso's Tofu

Also, you must use extra firm or at least firm tofu for this dish.

Softer types of tofu are usually used in soups and stews, although I like to squeeze in firm tofu in my soups as well.

So, the taste of this is a bit sweet, hardly spicy and a whole lot of delicious. It smacks your lips delicious, that is. I have a feeling that you love it.

Well, if you like tofu as well as the flavors of Asian cuisine then I know you will love it.

My husband and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to share this simple and easy recipe.

General Tso's Tofu

If you’re following Meatless Mondays’ then, hey, this is a quite perfect dish to make for you and your family.

Hey, if you get the change to make my General Tso’s Tofu, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with the hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

Thank you so much in advance for all your support. Do not forget to connect on social media with me.

I love seeing your creativity and hearing your thoughts.

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General Tso's Tofu Recipe
Yield: Serves 4

General Tso's Tofu

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

General Tso's Tofu recipe is easy and so tasty. Simple meatless dishes always hit the spot.

Ingredients

Tofu:

  • 1 block extra-firm organic tofu
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Sauce:

  • 1 cup chicken broth (alt. vegetable broth for vegetarians)
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (mixed with 2 tablespoons water)/ you can use any other sauce thickener.

Garnish:

  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • A drizzle of sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Take the tofu out of the container and press the whole block between two plates lined with paper towels and top the whole setup with a heavy can. If you have a TOFU press that is helpful as well. This will press out excess moisture from the tofu and make adding flavor easier. Also, pressed tofu absorbs liquids like soy sauce marinate that we are using much better.. Slice or cube the tofu after pressing.
  2. Combine soy sauce and sesame oil together and add over the cubed tofu. Allow it to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes. Try to turn it a few times so it coats every side.
  3. Coat the tofu in starch before frying. The alternative to corn starch: You may use arrowroot powder is a fine powder, very similar to cornstarch. It is also gluten-free so if you're sensitive to corn-based products use this powder. It crisps the tofu just like cornstarch, although it might stick to the pan so be aware of that.
  4. Set a large frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. It should not smoke so allow it to just heat. Cast iron holds a higher temperature so turn the heat just a bit down if you are using a cast-iron skillet.
  5. Add the tofu in a single layer. If your skillet is smaller then make it in two batches. Do not overcrowd a skillet. The tofu should sizzle upon contact when you place it in the hot oil, if not wait for a few seconds until it heats up properly. That is why you should add one and see if the oil is hot enough.
  6. Fry tofu until it is golden. Wait until the tofu releases from the pan before browning the next side; the underside of the tofu should be golden-brown. Continue frying until all sides are browned and crispy.
  7. Place each batch on the kitchen paper towel or wire rack, whichever you prefer.
  8. Put the ingredients for the sauce, except for cornstarch and water mixture, in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  9. Meanwhile, combine cornstarch and water and mix until smooth in texture. Slowly add to the lightly boiling sauce while continuously stirring.
  10. Cook for a couple of minutes or until sauce thickens.
  11. Add crispy tofu to the sauce and coat it well. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve immediately. I like drizzling a bit of sesame oil just before serving, but it is optional.

Notes

  • If you wish to use store-bought General Tso's Sauce, you are more than welcome.
  • Tofu must be extra firm or at least firm for this dish.
  • If you are vegetarian using vegetable broth for the sauce

The Best Oil for Frying

  • Peanut oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Canola oil
  • Corn oil

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Root Vegetable Sheet Pan is an easy, tasty and very efficient as well as budget-friendly way to feed your family. On top of it, it is very delicious and nutritious. It goes perfectly with fish, poultry or any other meat or protein.

Root Vegetable Sheet Pan
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Don’t you just love days when you are cleaning your fridge and pantry and you have a bit of this and that to use before going grocery shopping?

Oh, I am the most creative person in the kitchen when those days come.

I feel like my brain just blooms. Even though sometimes the combo from my fridge forging does not match at all, most of the time it works and we clean our plates.

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I just love getting in the kitchen and making my own food. However, my wish is to start growing it again.

Well, to be quite frank with you, I do not have the greenest thump out there, but I can learn.

Root Vegetable Sheet Pan

Once upon a time, I had the most amazing green peppers. Also, I grew funny looking cucumbers and sweetest tomatoes as well as fragrant herbs, which I still grow.

Which brings to me to this thought, if I actually dedicate my time, give more love, attention, and water regularly, there is still hope for me.

I am looking for that patch of heaven where I can build my little cabin and grow the best looking produce.

Oh, and feed my chickens. There is a small farmer hiding inside of me, I just know it!

Root Vegetable Sheet Pan

Anyhow, when it comes to one sheet food I am going to suggest that you try to keep all the vegetables in on level.

The second thing is to try adding vegetables that at the same texture unless you want mushy cherry tomatoes which is totally delciosu especially if you add some garlic in the oil as well.

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There are so many amazing root vegetables that you could totally mix and match. Hey, if you do not have radishes, use parsnip or more potatoes or different types of potatoes.

Perhaps Jerusalem artichokes, bump onions, whole garlic head cut in half or Fennel, which is a flowering plant but in the carrot family.

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With that being said, if you never made this combo before, you would be pleasantly surprised how tasty this is.

If you get inspired and make this easy Root Vegetable Sheet Pan recipe, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!

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Root Vegetable Sheet Pan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Vegetable Sheet Pans are easy, tasty and amazing especially when you want to clean up your fridge. Use what you want and like and enjoy a nice root vegetable sheet pan.

Ingredients

  • 2 Beetroot, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pound baby potatoes, I used red but any would be fine
  • 1/2 pound baby carrots, or sliced regular
  • 1/2 pound any other root, I used radishes
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon powder, any flavor (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C
  2. Wash, peel, slice or cube vegetables. Make sure to keep chopped vegetables at approximately the same size. Place everything in a larger bowl and add seasonings; salt, pepper, herbs and bouillon powder (I used Knorr Selects Chicken Bouillon No MSG. If you do not like using Bouillon, please do not add any, just sprinkle a bit more salt and you're good to go).
  3. Add oil and toss to coat.
  4. Place vegetables in the wide baking sheet with sides so every6thing is in one layer.
  5. Roast your vegetables for 40 to 45 minutes in preheated oven or until they are tender. Usually about 15 minuites before the vegetables are done I stir them for bit, but after it is not neccecery.
  6. Enjoy them with any protein or as it is.

Notes

There are many root vegetables so use whatever combination you like or have on hand. I happen to love this one as well as my family so I do make it often.

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Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip is such an easy recipe. All you need to do is put everything together bake and serve. It is a perfect treat to quickly make especially if you have unannounced guests.

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

I don’t know about you, but for me, even a simple dip is enough to satisfy my hungry belly.

I wanted to share this one for a while now but never really got a chance to do it.

Just the other day, I made it for my family and swear we could smear it over cooked pasta or dip potatoes wedges in this yummy dip.

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It is such an easy way to create an incredible dish with a limited amount of ingredients.

Now, this is not just perfect for entertaining, but for movie nights, sporting parties, or potlucks. I made it many times just when I want a quick snack.

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

My daughter and I usually prep this one when we are catching up on our favourite shows.

Well, we serve a bunch of other things but this one is most certainly in the centre of our table. We just love munching on snacks and dips while enjoying our time together.

I really do hope you guys like this classic dip as much as my family and I love.

Hey, if you get inspired and make this quick and easy Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

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Recipe
Yield: Serves 6

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 (10-oz.) package frozen spinach, defrosted and chopped, squeeze out any additional liquid
  • 1 (14-oz.) can or a jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (or 2 cloves minced garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Topping:

  • Everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until everything is combined and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Transfer to a baking dish and smooth top with a spatula. Then, top the mixture with more shredded cheddar.
  4. Bake until bubbly and slightly golden, about 20 to 25 minute. Turn your oven to broil for 1 minute to make this dip into a deeper golden brown.
  5. Top with everything bagel seasoning, if desired.
  6. Serve with bread slices or crackers.

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