General Tso’s Tofu



Every Saturday evening, our family sits down together to savor this delicious Asian dish. Even the one meat-eater enjoys the crispy marinated tofu served over fluffy jasmine rice and drizzled with an addictive sesame sauce that there never seems to be enough of.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a cast iron skillet, a shallow rectangular dish, a large frying pan, and a medium bowl.
  2. Get out a medium pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. Get out a small bowl and a small saucepan.
  4. Get out a small pot anda colander.

STEP TWO – Make the Tofu


1 16-ounce block extra-firm tofu
4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Slice the tofu in half horizontally, wrap in paper towels, and place a cast iron skillet on top for 10…

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