Wednesday, February 22, 2012

gf orange glazed tofu

I think one of the things i miss most since i had to give up gluten is Chinese food. my mom and i used to have dinner dates when my step dad went out of town(he hates Chinese food). It was soo much fun and sooo delicious.  But alas soy sauce is in most Chinese food , so i have to refrain. 
so I decided to search the web for ideas on how to make my own safe but yummy recipe for orange chicken minus the chicken!
I made this recipe by combining a few i found online. and honestly the sauce is sooooo yummy

Grocery list:
-block of firm tofu
-orange juice
-orange marmalade
-GF soy sauce
-olive oil 
-rice wine vinegar
-fresh ginger
-corn starch

how much:
-3 medium to small cloves garlic, minced
-1 block firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and diced into cubes
-2 tbsp olive oil
-3 tbsp soy sauce
-1/2 cup orange juice
-2 tbsp rice vinegar
-1/2 cup orange marmalade
-1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
-1 1/2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water

Lets cook:

tofu prep:
Drain tofu for 30 minutes to and hour.  Then what I like to do is cut it into squares and bake it at 350 for ten minutes. This helps a lot if you don't have a tofu drainer and your tofu is a little soggy still.

put the  garlic and olive oil into the pain for about three minutes or till browned.  Add in the soy sauce,orange juice,marmalade,ginger,and vinegar. Stir to combine and then add tofu. Mix until coated. Add the cornstarch and water mixture.This helps to thicken the sauce. Let it come to a boil and thicken .

Then enjoy!!

Add some veggies,pasta or even meat for a wonderful meal.

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