Today was an insanely busy one of sifting through footnotes and saying unrepeatable things about a certain law journal's editorial board under my breath. That meant dinner needed to be fast and easy. This is by no means my finest culinary moment (every time I use sauce from a bottle a little part of me dies), but it tasted pretty good and the kids liked it. Actually, the whole experience made me want to look into making my own sauce a la General Tso.
General Tso's Tofu INGREDIENTS - 1 pkg tofu, drained and cubed - cornstarch - vegetable oil - 1 bottle VH General Tso's sauce
METHOD 1. Toss tofu in constarch and fry in oil over med-hi heat. Remove and drain. 2. Heat sauce to bubbling in a wok. Add in tofu and and mix well. Serve over rice.
Orange Ginger Stir Fry A modification of this recipe INGREDIENTS - 2 tbsp oil - 1/4 cup finely minced ginger - large handful snow peas - 3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms - 1 cup orange juice - 1 tbsp cornstarch - 2-3 tsp soy sauce - 6 green onions, sliced
METHOD 1. Heat oil in a wok over med-hi heat. Stir fry ginger for 1 min. Add snow peas and fry 1 min. Add mushroms and fry 1 min. 2. Add 1/2 of the orange juice and bring to bubbling. Cook veggies for about 5 mins, until mushrooms are cooked. 3. Dissolve cornstarch into remaining orange juice and add to wok with soy sauce. Add green onions and mix well. Serve.