General Tao Tofu
My tofu recipe marathon continues as I try to use up the extra tofu sitting in my fridge. The only question....... what to make in order to elevate our tasteless rubbery friend to new heights and knock your socks off? In fact, I literally did that to my poor husband who found the recipe a bit too spicy for his liking but still delicious. In the mood for something Asian flavoured, I decided to adapt Ricardo's (Food Network Canada celebrity chef) recipe for General Tao chicken wings for my purpose. It is a dish that I made in the past, using less than the recommended sambal oelek to accommodate more delicate palates. What had sold me on his recipe was the fact that the chicken wings were baked and not fried. However in altering the main ingredient used, I decided to throw caution to the wind by frying the tofu in a cornstarch/flour mixture. In spite of my husband's complaints regarding the spiciness of the dish, I think the recipe turned out amazingly delicious with just the right amount of heat. Just ask my favourite neighbours who got a plate of the General Tao tofu.