General Tso Tofu


General Tso chicken is one of the most popular dishes at any fast food Chinese take out. I always liked the tofu version better. I was totally in the mood for it the other day and since I have never seen a gluten free version I decided to try out making my own. It really worked out great.

Ingredients

General Tso Sause (recipe below)

4 Cups Blanched Broccoli Florets

2 blocks Very Firm Tofu Cubed ( Chicken could be used instead if you prefer)

2 Tbsp Cornstarch

1 Tbsp Rice Flour

1 tsp Ginger Powder

1 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Onion Powder

Salt and Pepper to Taste.

Sauce

1 Tbsp Corn Starch

1/3 Cup Water

1 Tbsp Gluten Free Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

1 Tbsp Honey

1 Tbsp Sherry Wine

½ Tbsp Chinese Chile Paste (this adds a lot of heat)

1 Tbsp Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce

Place all the ingredients for sauce in a sauce pan and mix well. Simmer on low until it starts to thicken. You may need to add a little water if it gets to thick.

In a separate bowl combine the 2 Tbsp cornstarch, Rice Flour, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Onion powder and salt and pepper. Mix well and toss in tofu. Place the coated tofu in a well sprayed pan and cook on each side till golden brown.

Drain broccoli well and combine with half the sauce. Gently mix in tofu cubes. Place in serving dishes with rice if you would like. Top with extra sauce when serving and garnish with sesame seeds. This will make two large servings.

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