Vegan General Tso's Soy Curls Recipe
Sticky, sweet, and slightly spicy soy curls are the highlight of the Vegan General Tso's Soy Curls dish. Soy curls are hands down one of the most versatile meat alternatives as many of our staff members and customers love to use it as a replacement for chicken, beef, or pork. Soy curls are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and heart healthy. Available in retail packs or in a bulk 12lb box. You'll get the most bang for your buck with the 12lb box!
General Tso is quite the popular dish at many Chinese restaurants to due to its flavour profile of being savoury, sweet, and spicy! Truly a perfect balance of flavours. This dish is great to pair with rice, noodles, or if you're being adventurous, in a burger or sandwich!
Recipe from Vegan Richa.
Ingredients You'll Need
- 4 oz soy curls (dry)
- 3/4 cup warm water /veggie broth
- 3 to 4 tbsp sugar or coconut sugar or other sweetener
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce use tamari to make gluten-free
- 2 tsp mirin rice wine
- 2 to 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tsp sambal oelek chile paste optional or sriracha or pepper flakes to taste
- 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp oil (safflower or sesame)
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions ,white portions as well, use greens for garnish
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1 cup zuchini or carrots or other veggies
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
Mix the marinade. **Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade in another bowl to use later. Add soy curls to the marinade and mix and soak for 10-15 mins. Toss twice in between so all soy curls marinate well.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. When hot, add garlic and green onion and toss for a few seconds.
Fish out the soy curls from the marinade and add to the pan, cook for 4 to 5 mins to brown some edges. You can also toss the marinated soy curls in cornstarch before using for extra crispness. Add the peppers and veggies and mix. Add a pinch of salt and cook for 2 mins
Add 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to the remaining marinade (reserved plus remaining) and mix well.
Add the marinade sauce mixture to the pan and mix. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 mins to thicken. Stir once in between. Also taste at the time to adjust flavor. Add salt, sugar, heat if needed. Let sit covered for another min.
Serve with rice and blanched broccoli. garnish with green onions , toasted sesame seeds, and fresh black pepper.