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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 205.2
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 777.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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General Tso's Tofu

Submitted by: TAILSFOX

Introduction

General Tso's chicken was always my favorite, until I stopped eating meat. This is just as tasty, and so much better for you.
This is great by itself, or served over rice, quinoa, or steamed broccoli.
The celery is optional; it helps bulk up the meal with few added calories.
General Tso's chicken was always my favorite, until I stopped eating meat. This is just as tasty, and so much better for you.
This is great by itself, or served over rice, quinoa, or steamed broccoli.
The celery is optional; it helps bulk up the meal with few added calories.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 block extra firm tofu
    1 Tbsp sesame oil
    4 stalks celery
    3 cloves garlic
    1/4 cups chopped onion (I always cook with red onion; you can use green onions or shallots if you prefer)
    1.5 cups broth
    2 Tbsp cornstarch
    2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
    1/4 low sodium soy sauce
    1/4 tsp white pepper
    1/4 tsp powdered grated ginger

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Directions

Drain tofu well and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat (I use seasoned cast iron).

Add tofu to hot oil and begin to pan fry. It works best to use a spatula and slide it across the bottom of the skillet, flipping the tofu instead of "stirring", so you don't break it up.

While the tofu is cooking, finely chop celery, garlic, and onion.

Add to celery, onion, and garlic to skillet once the tofu has started to turn golden-brown on the outside. Continue to stir fry.

While stir-frying the veggies and tofu, mix the broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, and spices in a bowl or tumbler.

Pour sauce mixture into the skillet once the celery has softened.

Bring to a low boil and continue to boil until sauce thickens, about 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings, about 1 cup each.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TAILSFOX.






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  • Incredible!
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    Served with broccoli over brown rice, this was great! - 9/13/11

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  • Incredible!
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    Absolutely delicious! - 4/13/10

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  • FANTASTIC! I tend to make two versions of supper a night, an almost-vegan one for me, and a "regular" one for my husband. He was extremely skeptical of tofu, but after trying this recipe, he changed his mind. We make this dish on a regular basis. Thanks! - 5/1/13

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