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« on: August 15, 2011 11:27:04 PM »

While surfing the web one day I stumbled across a handful of sesame chicken recipes and it was starting to sound really good. I told myself a while back that I will never attempt to make Americana Chinese take out ever again;it's just never the same no matter what you do.
Well, I am officially a liar to some degree cause it ended up happening. After opening my freezer to take out chicken, I realized I had tofu that really needed to be used like this week. So the protein ended up changing.
The recipe needs a little tweaking for my general palate but it's a great jumping off point.


2 blocks extra firm tofu pressed and cut into triangles
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons roasted sesame seed oil

For the Sauce

2 1/4 cups veg broth
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, grated
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha (optional)
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes(optional)
3 tablespoons sesame seed oil

Sesame seeds to garnish
Steamed broccoli
Cooked white rice

1. Combine tofu, soy sauce and sesame seed oil in a large bowl. Toss until tofu sucks up pretty much all the liquid.

2. Dissolve cornstarch in broth, combine all ingredients for the sauce in a sauce pan. Whisk and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.

3. Preheat oil for frying tofu to 350 degrees. Add cornstarch to tofu and toss to coat. Drop each piece of tofu into hot oil. Fry in batches until golden and drain on paper towels.

Note:If the sauce thickens to much before serving, add a few splashes of broth and whisk in over low heat.

Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011 07:54:49 AM »

that looks really good!

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011 08:27:30 AM »

oo Yum! Looks very good indeed Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011 09:21:07 AM »

That looks great, I think I will try it--thanks for the recipe.

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011 10:31:13 PM »

This looks amazing! Once I get my confidence back with cooking tofu I definitely will try this!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011 11:10:49 PM »

what, in your confidence are you lacking? I may be able to help direct you.

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