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Great General Tao Recipe

My wife and I tag teamed on this one tonight between work and taking care of the kids. Simple and excellent recipe. I am a big fan of Ricardo because all of his recipe are this way. From his extravagant desserts to Asian meals such as this, they all seem to work every time. 

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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,504
    You lost me at... tofu. 😂🤣

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  • paqman said:
    You lost me at... tofu. 😂🤣
    No reason you can’t substitute shrimp or chicken if soy is somehow too emasculating for you. 😉

    I am not generally a fan of tofu in the least, but tonight’s preparation was actually pretty good. 
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,121
    That looks great. Thanks for sharing. 

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,691
    I think a lot of people find themselves not liking tofu because what they have eaten was perhaps kind of spongy/slippery/slimy.

    You can lessen that to a large degree by using a tofu press to squeeze out the maximum amount of liquid possible before cubing or slicing it up.
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,504
    HeavyG said:
    I think a lot of people find themselves not liking tofu because what they have eaten was perhaps kind of spongy/slippery/slimy.

    You can lessen that to a large degree by using a tofu press to squeeze out the maximum amount of liquid possible before cubing or slicing it up.
    I am resisting the urge to flag you but I’ll give you a “like” for your honesty 🤣😂

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  • NDGNDG Posts: 2,103
    looks easy, I will try this . . thanks for sharing.
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  • That looks great. Thanks for sharing. 
    Honestly, all his recipes are worth a try. My wife has made numerous of his cakes and they have been phenomenal, both in presentation and in taste/texture. 
  • MN-EggerMN-Egger Posts: 116
    Wait, wait, wait. First I have to buy tofu then I have to buy a press to make it edible??   ;)
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,504
    MN-Egger said:
    Wait, wait, wait. First I have to buy tofu then I have to buy a press to make it edible??   ;)
    😂

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  • My wife (who generally shuns most alternatives to meet), kids and I all could not help ourselves from picking at the pile of fried tofu, which had only been seasoned with salt and pepper, prior to going into the mix. If nothing else, tofu can be a fantastically textured vehicle for S and P when prepared nicely. 
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,504
    I would not purchase tofu but I can’t say that I dislike it.  It is actually fine but not something that I enjoy.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,781
    Tofu is a blank canvas.  it will take on whatever taste and texture you want it to with a wide latitude.  It's a good source of protein and it has plenty of fat, probably good for a low carb diet.
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