Vegetarian recipe: Tofu Général Tao

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Welcome to this fun-filled culinary adventure as we explore the delicious vegetarian General Tao recipe for tofu! Get ready for a festival of flavors and textures that will surprise you with every bite. Whether you're a tofu enthusiast or just looking to add a touch of creativity to your cooking, this is the recipe for you.

Tofu, that versatile soy block, becomes the hero of our dish here, dressed in a succulent marinade and coated in a generous sauce. Delicious spices and gourmet ingredients come together to create a true gustatory masterpiece. And that's not all, because we're going to prepare this marvel playfully, step by step, so that your kitchen is transformed into a veritable workshop of delights.

So put on your apron, arm yourself with spoons and saucepans, and join us on this fun and delicious culinary adventure. Get ready to impress your taste buds and delight your guests with our General Tao vegetarian tofu recipe. Give free rein to your creativity and savor every moment of this gourmet preparation. Let's go on a journey full of pleasure and flavor!





Step 1

Place the tofu cubes in a bowl or shallow dish.

Step 2

Add the marinade ingredients (2 tablespoons tamari and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar), mix well and leave to stand for at least 5 minutes, preferably overnight.

Step 3

Drain the tofu and discard the marinade.

Step 4

Transfer ⅓ of the tofu cubes to a freezer bag or plastic bag with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and shake to coat. Repeat with remaining tofu cubes and cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if necessary.

Step 5

Once the tofu cubes are well coated with cornstarch, heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the tofu cubes. You can use extra-virgin olive oil or any other type of oil.

Step 6

Cook tofu cubes over medium-high heat until golden on all sides. Remove tofu from pan and set aside.

Step 7

Add the garlic to the pan (add more oil if necessary) and cook over medium-high heat for about 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden. Set the garlic aside.

Step 8

In a bowl, combine all sauce ingredients (tamari or soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, vegetable broth or water, sugar, cornstarch and red pepper flakes). Mix well.

Step 9

Add the sauce to the pan where you cooked the garlic and cook over medium-high heat until thickened, stirring frequently.

Step 10

Finally, add the tofu cubes to the sauce, mix well and cook for a further 1-2 minutes to coat well.

Step 11

Serve General Tao-style tofu with cooked white rice. You can also garnish with sesame seeds and chopped chives. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Congratulations, you've successfully completed this General Tao vegetarian tofu recipe! You're now a true master tofu-guru, ready to conquer the taste buds of all those who cross your culinary path. Congratulations on meeting this gourmet challenge with such enthusiasm and creativity! Now that you've added this tasty and fun recipe to your repertoire, feel free to adapt it to your own tastes and impress your friends and family at your next meal. Tofu will no longer hold any secrets for you, and vegetarian cuisine will certainly have found a special place in your heart (and stomach)! So, always remember the essence of this recipe: cook with pleasure, have fun exploring new flavors and discover the joys of gourmet, creative vegetarian cooking. And remember, cooking is first and foremost an art form, where you can let your imagination run wild while enjoying the results. We hope this General Tao vegetarian tofu recipe has been a source of fun and pleasure in the kitchen. So please share it, let your friends and family discover it, and continue to explore the pleasures of vegetarian cooking in the same fun and delicious spirit. Bon appétit and see you soon for new culinary adventures! 🍽️😄

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