General Tso's Tofu
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Serves: 3
  • 1 brick extra firm tofu
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Drain and soak excess moisture from the tofu by placing it between several layers of paper towel and gently applying pressure. Repeat as needed. Once dry, cut tofu into ¾-inch cubes. Mist a baking sheet with olive oil, arrange tofu in a single layer on the baking sheet and mist tofu with remaining olive oil. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning tofu once. Tofu should be slightly golden.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients, sugar through ginger in a sauce pan; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, whisking regularly, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add baked tofu to the sauce pan and carefully stir to coat. Serve over rice and top with green onions, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Domestic Superhero

The amount of sauce in this recipe is adequate for serving over rice and adding flavor. As stated above, next time I'll add some edamame to up the protein and nutrition.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅓ tofu and sauce Calories: 340 Fat: 12.3 Carbohydrates: 44.0 Sugar: 38.0 Sodium: 943 Fiber: 1.7 Protein: 14.7 Cholesterol: 0
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