Better than takeout General Tso tofu with a sweet, savory and slightly spicy glaze. Ready in 20 minutes from start to finish. Impossible to resist!
This General Tso Tofu post is sponsored by House Foods.
There’s something irresistible about fried tofu cubes, with their crispy exterior and silky soft interior. Suddenly, a block of bean curd becomes one of the best things you’ve ever had – it’s magic! I cook a lot with tofu and this is by far my favorite preparation. The light and crispy outer layer makes it the perfect vehicle to coat with a thick, gooey sauce – such as in this General Tso tofu recipe! The sauce is a little hot, sweet and acidic and marries perfectly with the crunchy scallions and crisp-pillowy tofu. If you liked my honey sriracha tofu recipe (which happens to be another collaboration I did with House Foods), this general Tso tofu is right up your alley!
Tofu can be a lot of fun to cook with and makes a nutritious substitute to meats and seafood. I include tofu regularly into my diet and not only because I love its versatility, but also because of its strong anti aging properties. Tofu is one those amazing foods that do wonders for the skin! It preserves skin-firming collagen and acts as a glue that holds everything together. If you ever wondered why Japanese women look so young, the secret isn’t only in how they care for their skin, but also in what they eat. Including tofu (non GMO only – like House Foods) into your diet on a weekly basis will improve your skin’s elasticity (source: thehealthsite.com), making it more supple.
With recipes like this General Tso tofu, it won’t be hard to make tofu a regular staple in your diet! You will see how easy it is to cook delicious low fat and calorie meals, without having to skimp on flavor!
You can make the General Tso sauce ahead of time and keep it refrigerated until it’s time to use it. However, I don’t recommend pre-frying the tofu cubes since they get soggy after 20-30 minutes. It’s best to serve this General Tso immediately after the tofu has been fried.
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